Village of Ossining Section 8 Program

16 Croton Avenue, 1st Floor
Ossining, Westchester County, New York 10562

Village of Ossining Section 8 Program is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Village of Ossining Section 8 Program serves Ossining.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Village of Ossining Section 8 Program Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Village of Ossining Section 8 Program 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.

Village of Ossining Section 8 Program Website: http://www.villageofossining.org/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=24&TPID=3493.

Village of Ossining Section 8 Program Phone: (914) 941-0751.

Closed: Village of Ossining Section 8 Program Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Village of Ossining Section 8 Program (VOS8P) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


To apply in 2015, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.


The VOS8P identified the following preferences: Live, work or have been hired to work in the Village of Ossining, NY; elderly (62+); disabled; veterans; working families whose household income is at or below 30% of the median income.


The VOS8P placed qualified applicants on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission, by order of preferences.


For more information, visit the VOS8P website, or call the office at (914) 941-0751.

Last Updated on 11/25/2015.

About Village of Ossining Section 8 Program

More information about Village of Ossining Section 8 Program can be found on its website at http://www.villageofossining.org/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=24&TPID=3493.

Representatives of Village of Ossining Section 8 Program may be available by phone at (914) 941-0751. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/27/2021, it is not known if Village of Ossining Section 8 Program 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 Village of Ossining Section 8 Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Village of Ossining Section 8 Program manages 241 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
Vouchers 238 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,142 $953
Monthly Cost $271,888 $2,858

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Village of Ossining Section 8 Program

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 9% having issued approximately 28 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 45 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $21,338 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 51% 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 44% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 55% of all heads of households being Black and 8% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Village of Ossining Section 8 Program Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 59% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 Village of Ossining Section 8 Program voucher holders in 2016 was $547 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,149. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $78.



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.