About Town of Ramapo Housing Authority

The Town of Ramapo Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Suffern, New York.

The Town of Ramapo Housing Authority serves Suffern.

Town of Ramapo Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Ramapo Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Town of Ramapo Housing Authority manages 553 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 547 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,193 $954
Monthly Cost $652,753 $5,726

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Town of Ramapo 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 2% having issued approximately 312 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 16 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 92 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 6.6 persons and has a household income of $19,260 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 94% were extremely low income (ELI). 87% 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 12% 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, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

83% of households included children, 78% of which had two adults in the household. 10% of households with children have a female head of household. 17% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Town of Ramapo Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 2% include at least one person with a disability. 6% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 26% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

6% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 6% with 2 bedrooms and 88% 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 Ramapo Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $429 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,459. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $176.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Town of Ramapo Housing Authority

200 Lafayette Ave
Esther Gitlow Towers II is a 113 unit low income housing apartment community in Suffern.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
200 Dashew Dr
Spook Rock Senior Citizens II is a 231 unit low income housing apartment community in Suffern.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
77 Highview Rd
Rockland Arc Project Independence is a 15 unit low income housing apartment community in Suffern.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
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