Town of Union Department of Planning
Town of Union Department of Planning is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 25th, 2021, Town of Union Department of Planning has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Town of Union Department of Planning serves Endwell, Johnson City, Union and Vestal.
Open Town of Union Department of Planning 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 Union Department of Planning Website: https://www.townofunion.com/departments/rental-assistance-hud.html.
Town of Union Department of Planning Phone: (607) 786-2985.
Open Until Further Notice:
Union, Endicott, and Vestal, New York 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Union Planning Department (TUPD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from February 8, 2016, until further notice.
To apply during the opening period, pick up an application at the Town of Union Planning Department, located at 3111 E. Main Street, Endwell, NY 13760; from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET; Monday-Friday.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Local preference (Town of Union includes the following communities: Endwell, Endicott, Johnson City and Town of Vestal).
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the Town of Union Rental Assistance website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (607) 786-2977.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/28/2019.
About Town of Union Department of Planning
About the Town of Union Department of Planning Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Town of Union Department of Planning manages 316 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 ||Ported Out |
||312 ||4 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$319 ||$884 |
||$99,519 ||$3,534 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Town of Union Department of Planning
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 7% having issued approximately 50 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $13,930 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% 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 80% 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, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% 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.
23% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.
27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Town of Union Department of Planning Housing Choice Voucher program, 43% include at least one person with a disability. 66% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
61% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 13% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Union Department of Planning voucher holders in 2016 was $365 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $386. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $85.
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.