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Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office

363 Underhill Avenue
Yorktown Heights, Westchester County, New York 10598

Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office serves Bedford, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Somers and Yorktown.

Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office also serves parts of Carmel, Lake Peekskill, Mahopac, and Putnam Valley; which lie in close proximity of the Westchester County line/Putnam County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Yorktown Area, New York Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office Website: https://www.yorktownny.org/section8.

Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office Phone: (914) 962-5757.

Closed: Yorktown Area, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Town of Yorktown Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 8, 2020, until January 9, 2020. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

1- $42,150 | 5- $65,000
2- $48,150 | 6- $69,800
3- $54,150 | 7- $74,600
4- $60,150 | 8- $79,400

There were no preferences.

400 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office, and the Town of Yorktown website, as of November 21, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bedford, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton–on-Hudson, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Somers, and Yorktown, New York; and parts of Carmel, Lake Peekskill, Mahopac, and Putnam Valley, New York, which lie in close proximity of the Westchester County line/Putnam County.

Last Updated on 07/07/2020.

About Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office

More information about Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office can be found on its website at https://www.yorktownny.org/section8.

Representatives of Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office may be available by phone at (914) 962-5757. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/09/2020, it is not known if Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office 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 Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office manages 141 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 133 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $864 $1,378
Monthly Cost $114,946 $11,027

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office

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 11% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 53 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $17,336 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% 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 83% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 21% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 52% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 10% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

15% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 11% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

30% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office Housing Choice Voucher program, 46% include at least one person with a disability. 61% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

74% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 19% with 2 bedrooms and 6% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office voucher holders in 2016 was $393 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $910. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $92.



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.