Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office

363 Underhill Avenue
Yorktown Heights, Westchester County, New York 10598
(914) 962-5757

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

Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office serves Yorktown Heights.

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

Other Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office Waiting Lists

Closed: Yorktown, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Town of Yorktown (TY) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in May 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Yorktown, NY is about 45 miles north of New York, NY.



To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.


There were no preferences.


600 qualified applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.


Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.


For more information, call the TY office at (914) 962-5757.

Last Updated on 02/07/2019.

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/17/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Town of Yorktown Housing Choice Voucher Office manages 142 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 137 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $815 $1,081
Monthly Cost $111,711 $5,405

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.