Town of Colonie Community Development

534 Loudon Road
Colonie, Albany County, New York 12866

Town of Colonie Community Development is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 25th, 2021, Town of Colonie Community Development has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Town of Colonie Community Development serves Colonie.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Town of Colonie Community Development Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Town of Colonie Community Development Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Town of Colonie Community Development Website: https://www.colonie.org/departments/communitydev/.

Town of Colonie Community Development Phone: (518) 372-4739.

Open Until Further Notice: Town of Colonie Community Development Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Town of Colonie Housing Authority has opened their Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List and aims to assist Elderly, Disabled, and Very Low income families. 

The Town of Colonie has given the number of a private consultant that manages their Rental Assistance Programs. For more information on the programs and application process call 518-372-8846.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518)372-4739.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/27/2018.

About Town of Colonie Community Development

More information about Town of Colonie Community Development can be found on its website at https://www.colonie.org/departments/communitydev/.

Representatives of Town of Colonie Community Development may be available by phone at (518) 372-4739. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/25/2021, it is not known if Town of Colonie Community Development is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Town of Colonie Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Town of Colonie Community Development manages 338 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 301 10 7 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $595 $712 $1,011 $540
Monthly Cost $179,169 $7,117 $7,076 $10,791

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Town of Colonie Community Development

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $16,915 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

28% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 18% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Town of Colonie Community Development Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 52% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Town of Colonie Community Development voucher holders in 2016 was $425 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $618. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.