About White Plains Housing Authority

The White Plains Housing Authority is a Public Housing Public Housing Agency in White Plains, New York.

The White Plains Housing Authority serves White Plains.

White Plains Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The White Plains Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the White Plains Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, White Plains Housing Authority manages 564 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 237 4 138 47
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $993 $959 $1,050 $1,158
Monthly Cost $235,249 $3,837 $144,925 $54,405

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for White Plains 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 1% having issued approximately 381 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 127 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $22,515 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% 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 57% 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, 33% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% 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.

29% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 41% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the White Plains Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 White Plains Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $581 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $948. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $79.



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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