Utica Municipal Housing Authority

509 Second St.
Utica, Oneida County, New York 13501

Utica Municipal Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Utica, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of November 14th, 2019, Utica Municipal Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Utica Municipal Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Utica Municipal Housing Authority serves Oneida County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Utica Municipal Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Roosevelt Residences, Utica, New York Closed

Open Utica Municipal Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Utica Municipal Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Utica Municipal Housing Authority (UMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely. 

To apply, download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Download a Section 8 Application (PDF)."

It is not known how to submit the application.

According to the UMHA website, there are preferences, but they have yet to be confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the UMHA website, or call the office at (315) 735-5246.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3157355246.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Utica Municipal Housing Authority (UMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior households.

A list of the communities available can be found here.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Download a Public Housing Application (PDF)."

It is not known how to submit the application, if there are any preferences, or how applicants are placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the UMHA website, or call the office at (315) 735-5246.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3157355246.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/27/2017.

Other Utica Municipal Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Roosevelt Residences, Utica, New York Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Utica Municipal Housing Authority (UMHA) waiting list for apartments at Roosevelt Residences is currently closed. It was last open in August, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The Roosevelt Residences offers 50 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom units, including 8 apartments set aside for persons who are homeless and 7 apartments specifically adapted for persons with mobility or hearing/vision impairments. More information can be found here.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the online application.
  2. Complete the application at the UMHA offices.
  3. Pick up an application at the UMHA offices.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Mailed to the UMHA office.
  2. Dropped off at the UMHA office.
  3. Emailed to info@UticaUticaRR.com.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Homeless Veterans, The Homeless, Persons with Mobility or Hearing/Vision Disabilities. 

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. 

The lottery to choose applicants is open to the public and will be held on August 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm, ET at the Community Room of Chancellor Apartments, 417 Bleecker Street, Utica , New York, 13501.

For more information, visit the Roosevelt Residences websitethe UMHA website, or call the office at (315) 735-5246.

Last Updated on 08/24/2018.

About Utica Municipal Housing Authority

More information about Utica Municipal Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.uticamha.org/.

Representatives of Utica Municipal Housing Authority may be available by phone at (315) 735-5246. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/14/2019, it is not known if Utica Municipal 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 Utica Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Utica Municipal Housing Authority manages 235 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 161 34 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $512 $383 $447
Monthly Cost $82,510 $13,022 $893

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Utica Municipal 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 10% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 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.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $15,046 per year. 88% of households were very low income (VLI) and 53% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% 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, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 44% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 12% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

47% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Utica Municipal Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 22% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 20% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Utica Municipal Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $392 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $493. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $123.



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.


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