Troy Housing Authority

1 Eddy's Lane
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York 12180

Troy Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Moderate Rehabilitation programs. As of September 17th, 2021, Troy Housing Authority has 6 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Troy Housing Authority serves Troy.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) | Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Veteran Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) | Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Tapestry on the Hudson Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) | Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
John F. Kennedy Towers Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Emergency Housing Voucher, Limited Open Until Further Notice
Troy, New York Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Troy, New York Housing Choice Voucher Closed
YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Moderate Rehabilitation Unknown

Open Troy Housing Authority 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.

Troy Housing Authority Website: https://troyhousing.org/.

Troy Housing Authority Phone: (518) 272-3211.

Open Until Further Notice: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) | Project-Based 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Troy Housing Authority (THA) waiting list for RAD/Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Corliss Park, Fallon Apartments, Grand Street Apartments, Griswold Heights, Martin Luther, King Apartments, Phelan Court, Sweeney Apartments, Taylor Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is available online here. Scroll down to the "PRE-APPLICATION FORM" section, and select the "Pre-App for All RAD Sites" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live in Troy, New York (including applicants temporarily placed outside the city, through no fault of their own, by Rensselaer County Department of Social Services, whose last permanent address was within the City of Troy, New York).
  • Working families and those unable to work due to age (62+) or disability not related to alcohol or substance abuse.
    • Working means documented employment or contracting of 20 hours or more per week that will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Veterans/Current Military Personnel and their families.
  • Families from the jurisdiction of the Troy Housing Authority who have become homeless through no fault of their own and are presently being housed in shelters or motels through assistance from the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services.
  • Families of Federally-declared disasters who are Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents in another jurisdiction will receive preference over the waiting list placeholders. Other families of Federally-declared disasters (i.e. those who are not Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents) will receive one admission preference point due to their displacement caused by a Federally-declared disasters. Other preference points will be granted based on their status prior to the natural disaster. 

For more information, visit the THA How to Apply page, or the THA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518) 272-3211.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Veteran Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) | Project-Based 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 Troy Housing Authority (THA) waiting list for Veteran RAD/Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Peter M. Guenette Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is available online here. Scroll down to the "PRE-APPLICATION FORM" section, and select the "Pre-App for All RAD Sites" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live in Troy, New York (including applicants temporarily placed outside the city, through no fault of their own, by Rensselaer County Department of Social Services, whose last permanent address was within the City of Troy, New York).
  • Working families and those unable to work due to age (62+) or disability not related to alcohol or substance abuse.
    • Working means documented employment or contracting of 20 hours or more per week that will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Veterans/Current Military Personnel and their families.
  • Families from the jurisdiction of the Troy Housing Authority who have become homeless through no fault of their own and are presently being housed in shelters or motels through assistance from the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services.
  • Families of Federally-declared disasters who are Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents in another jurisdiction will receive preference over the waiting list placeholders. Other families of Federally-declared disasters (i.e. those who are not Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents) will receive one admission preference point due to their displacement caused by a Federally-declared disasters. Other preference points will be granted based on their status prior to the natural disaster. 

For more information, visit the THA How to Apply page, or the THA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518) 272-3211.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Tapestry on the Hudson Project-Based 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 Troy Housing Authority (THA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Tapestry on the Hudson is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is available online here. Scroll down to the Tapestry on the Hudson paragraph in the top "RAD AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM" section. Please note: As of May, 2020, the link for this application is not available. The text directing to the application link does not contain a link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the THA How to Apply page, or the THA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518) 272-3211.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) | Senior Project-Based 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 Troy Housing Authority (THA) waiting list for Senior RAD/Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Conway Court & Kane Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  • Print the application that is available online here. Scroll down to the "PRE-APPLICATION FORM" section, and select the "Pre-App for All RAD Sites" link.
  • Pick up an application at Conway Court, located at 12 Conway Court, Troy, NY 12180; from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm ET on Tuesdays, and 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Thursdays.
  • Pick up an application at Kane Apartments, located at 5 115th Street, Troy, NY 12182; from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Thursdays.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live in Troy, New York (including applicants temporarily placed outside the city, through no fault of their own, by Rensselaer County Department of Social Services, whose last permanent address was within the City of Troy, New York).
  • Working families and those unable to work due to age (62+) or disability not related to alcohol or substance abuse.
    • Working means documented employment or contracting of 20 hours or more per week that will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Veterans/Current Military Personnel and their families.
  • Families from the jurisdiction of the Troy Housing Authority who have become homeless through no fault of their own and are presently being housed in shelters or motels through assistance from the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services.
  • Families of Federally-declared disasters who are Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents in another jurisdiction will receive preference over the waiting list placeholders. Other families of Federally-declared disasters (i.e. those who are not Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents) will receive one admission preference point due to their displacement caused by a Federally-declared disasters. Other preference points will be granted based on their status prior to the natural disaster. 

For more information, visit the THA How to Apply page, or the THA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518) 272-3211.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: John F. Kennedy Towers Senior Project-Based 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 Troy Housing Authority (THA) waiting list for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at John F. Kennedy Towers is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is available online here. In the "RAD AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM" section, select the link in the sentence that says "John F. Kennedy Towers requires a separate application which can be found here."

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live in Troy, New York
  • Veterans/servicemen & veterans'/servicemen's families
  • Families from the jurisdiction of the Troy Housing Authority who have become homeless through no fault of their own and are presently being housed in shelters or motels through assistance from the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services.

For more information, visit the THA How to Apply page, or the THA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518) 272-3211.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/23/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Emergency Housing Voucher, Limited Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Troy Housing Authority (THA) Emergency Housing Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. Applications for referrals are being accepted from July 1, 2021, until further notice.

  • This waiting list is for individuals and families in Tier 1 only.

Please note: According to the THA, "Applicants for these unique vouchers must fall into one of these three eligibility tiers:

  • Tier 1 – Recently Homeless – Individuals and families who are Moving On from Permanent Supposrtive Housing
  • Tier 2 –  Individuals and families who are Homeless and/or fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.
  • Tier 3 – At Risk of Homelessness – Individuals and families who are at risk of losing their housing due to financial need."

To apply during the opening period, contact the Coordinated Entry (CE) system of the Rensselaer County Homeless Services Collaborative (RCHSC) for a referral.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA public notice on August 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Troy, New York.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Last Updated on 08/13/2021.

Other Troy Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Troy, New York Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Troy Housing Authority (THA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 21, 2020, until January 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the THA, applicants, "must be a household with a person or persons with disabilities and their families and who have previously experienced homelessness and are currently a client in a Permanent Supportive Housing or Raprid Rehousing project to apply for this program."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at any THA location.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Hand delivered to Taylor Apartments.
  2. Emailed to the THA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live in Troy, New York (including applicants temporarily placed outside the city, through no fault of their own, by Rensselaer County Department of Social Services, whose last permanent address was within the City of Troy, New York).
  • Working families and those unable to work due to age (62+) or disability not related to alcohol or substance abuse. Working means documented employment or contracting of 20 hours or more per week that will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Veterans/Current Military Personnel and their families.
  • Families from the jurisdiction of the Troy Housing Authority who have become homeless through no fault of their own and are presently being housed in shelters or motels through assistance from the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services.
  • Families of Federally-declared disasters who are Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents in another jurisdiction will receive preference over the waiting list placeholders.  Other families of Federally-declared disasters (i.e. those who are not Section 8 voucher holders or public housing residents) will receive one admission preference point due to their displacement caused by a Federally-declared disasters.  Other preference points will be granted based on their status prior to the natural disaster.
  • Households with a non-elderly person with a disability, at least 18 years old and less than 62 years old, transitioning out of an institutional setting, or at serious risk of institutionalization, or homeless or at risk of being homeless.
  • Household with a non-elderly person with a disability, at least 18 years old and less than 62 years old, and their families and who have previously experienced homelessness AND are currently a client in a Permanent Supportive Housing or Rapid Rehousing project.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the THA How to Apply page, or the THA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the THA website, as of January 2, 2020.

Last Updated on 01/31/2020.

Closed: Troy, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Troy Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the THA How to Apply page, or the THA website.

Last Updated on 01/22/2020.

Unknown: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 06/23/2020.

About Troy Housing Authority

More information about Troy Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://troyhousing.org/.

Representatives of Troy Housing Authority may be available by phone at (518) 272-3211. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/17/2021, it is not known if Troy Housing Authority 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 Troy Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Troy Housing Authority manages 1,690 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 585 6 19 28 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $625 $196 $718 $872 $761
Monthly Cost $365,572 $1,177 $13,636 $24,402 $13,703

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Troy 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 7% having issued approximately 101 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 33 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $15,901 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% 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

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

50% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Troy Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Troy Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $387 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $640. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $117.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Troy Housing Authority

Taylor 3 and 4

125 River St
Troy, New York

Kane - Grand - Conway

5 115th St
Troy, New York

Corliss Park - Fallon

101 Corliss Park
Troy, New York

Phelan and Sweeney

1 Phelan Ct
Troy, New York

Martin Luther King

41 Eddys Ln
Troy, New York

Griswold Heights

101 Griswold Hts
Troy, New York