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About Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority

The Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Mamaroneck, New York.

The Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority serves Westchester County, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains, Yorktown Heights, Elmsford, Shrub Oak, Mamaroneck, Tarrytown, Peekskill, Port Chester, Irvington, Ossining, Pleasantville, Mount Kisco, Harrison, Thornwood, Briarcliff Manor, Rye, Pound Ridge, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Hastings on hudson, Croton on hudson, Cortlandt, Somers, Ardsley, Armonk, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Bronxville, Buchanan, Chappaqua, Crompond, Croton-on-Hudson, Crugers, Dobbs Ferry, Fairview, Golden's Bridge, Greenville, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Hawthorne, Heritage Hills, Jefferson Valley Yorktown, Katonah, Lake Mohegan, Larchmont, Lewisboro, Lincolndale, Montrose, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Scotts Corners, Shenorock, Sleepy Hollow, Tuckahoe, Valhalla, Verplanck, Yorktown and Jefferson Valley-Yorktown.

Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Westchester County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority (TMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in November 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. No paper applications were accepted.

There were no preferences.

800 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. Applicants can check their status on the waiting list beginning on November 28, 2017 online here.

For more information, visit the TMHA website, or call the office at (914) 381-7840.

Last Updated on 11/14/2017.

More information about Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.townofmamaroneck.org/431/Housing-Choice-Voucher-Program.


About the Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority manages 459 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardPorted Out
Vouchers44811
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$1,030$1,107
Monthly Cost$461,400$12,178

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority

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 3% having issued approximately 149 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $18,451 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

25% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 22% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

60% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 34% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 54% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

59% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 8% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 Mamaroneck Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $449 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,153. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $48.



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.