City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher Waiting List is Closed as of June 2024. The waiting list was last open in June 2024 and remains closed.

Lorena Bentley

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Last Updated: June, 17th 2024

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This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in New Rochelle, New York.

The City of New Rochelle PHA (CNRPHA) last accepted Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from June 10, 2024, until June 17, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: New Rochelle, NY is also covered by the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority (NRMHA). Despite their similar names, they are different housing authorities with different waiting lists. Click the prior link for more information on the NRMHA.

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to complete the online application that was available on the CNRPHA website.

Income limits could be found here.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • New Rochelle resident
  • Elderly Family (age 62+)
  • Disabled household
  • Veterans
  • Family with minor children
  • Households that do not receive a federal housing subsidy such as Section 8 or public housing.
  • Current participants in the City of New Rochelle's TBRA Program (non-CARES Act)

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CNRPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CNRPHA Section 8 page on March 22, 2024.

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City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher Applicant Preferences

City of New Rochelle PHA has preferences for: Elderly, Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Disabled. Preferences are not required but Section 8 Voucher applicants that meet these criteria will be moved up the waiting list.

The City of New Rochelle PHA

City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher Waiting List is managed by The City of New Rochelle PHA.

The City of New Rochelle PHA provides affordable housing for up to 1,165 low- and moderate-income households through its public housing programs.

This housing agency serves New Rochelle, New York.

What should I do after applying to the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher waiting list?

After applying, it's a good practice to keep a record of any application that you submit. This will help you keep track of your application, and is especially useful if you apply to multiple waiting lists. You can do this easily with a document on your computer or mobile device, and also with a notebook or piece of paper.

Make sure to write down your application or confirmation number with the application details. This number will be important to reference in the future. Once you have this information written, keep it stored in a place that's easy to access when you need it.

With this information safely stored, all you have left to do is wait to find out if you've been selected for the waiting list.

When will I know if I've been selected for the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher waiting list?

Depending on the area, it may take weeks or even months to know if you've been selected for the waiting list. Your wait for an announcement is usually the longest in areas with large populations and a high demand for housing assistance.

Check if the public notice states when the housing authority plans to announce the results, or how long it may take to review applications. Contact the housing authority if this information isn't available.

How do I know if I've been added to the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher waiting list?

Once all applications are reviewed, the housing authority will either contact everyone who has been placed on the waiting list, or message everyone who applied to check their results.

The housing authority will use the contact information you give in the application to reach you (usually by mail, email, or phone). For this reason, it is very important to put valid contact information on your application. Make sure you keep your contact information up to date, and that you respond quickly if any further action is required.

If you don't get contacted by the housing authority, it might mean that you were not chosen for the waiting list. Sometimes, housing authorities do not contact applicants who were not placed on the waiting list. Check with the housing authority for confirmation.

How can I check my status on the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher waiting list?

To check your status on the waiting list, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or visit the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to check your status.

Some housing authorities will give your spot on the waiting list, but others might only confirm that you're still on the waiting list. Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when checking your status.

How do I update my application for the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher waiting list?

To update your waiting list application, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or submit a form to the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to update your application.

Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when updating your application.

When can I apply for a The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher waiting list that is closed?

You cannot apply for a waiting list that is closed until it is reopened by the housing authority. It is not known when the housing authority will announce the next opening.

For the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher waiting list, how do I apply online?

To apply online, an electronic form must be submitted to the housing authority on the internet. Many online applications require an account to be created to log in, and also a valid email address.

Who has a Section 8 voucher already?

If you are considering applying for a voucher, you may be interested to know who already has a voucher, and what the households tend to look like. Fortunately, we can provide some helpful statistics using HUD's 2023 Picture of Subsidized Households. The following data describes the economic and demographic characteristics of renters who have a Section or project-based voucher issued by The City of New Rochelle PHA.

How many renters have a Section 8 voucher with The City of New Rochelle PHA?

At the start of 2024, The City of New Rochelle PHA was managing 1,165 Section 8 vouchers. Of the total number of vouchers managed, there were 769 households with a voucher. This represents 66% of the total voucher allotment for The City of New Rochelle PHA.

According to HUD, there is a total of 1,468 people living in households with a Section 8 voucher issued by The City of New Rochelle PHA, with the average number of people per household being 2.

How long did current The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 households wait for their voucher?

The 769 households with a Section 8 voucher at the start of 2024 waited on average 35 months to receive their voucher. Of those voucher-holding households, 31 got their voucher in the last year. This represents 4 percent of voucher holders with vouchers issued by The City of New Rochelle PHA.

Are there any The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 vouchers not issued to renters?

Though Section 8 voucher programs are over-subscribed across the nation with all programs having a waiting list, each month, each housing agency managing vouchers has vouchers that are not issued to renters. This can result from turnover in the program if someone with a voucher buys a home, sees an increase in their income, passes away, or otherwise discontinues the use of their voucher.

The time it takes to transfer voucher funding from one recipient to another can be many months. Managing the Section 8 waiting list, qualifying new voucher holders, and approving new homes or apartments takes time. In addition, in some areas, there is an extreme housing shortage or landlords may refuse to rent to persons using a Section 8 voucher to pay their rent. This results in longer than usual ramp-up times for new voucher holders.

The The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 HCV program that this waiting list covers had 66% of its vouchers utilized by households with 34% unutilized at the start of 2024. This means that 396 Section 8 vouchers out of a total of 1,165 were in processing at the time HUD reported the data.

How many The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 households have children?

Of the 769 Section 8 voucher-holding households with the The City of New Rochelle PHA, 338 have at least one child. There are 23 two-parent households in the The City of New Rochelle PHA voucher program, and 315 single-parent households. There were 326 households with children with a female head of household.

How much do The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 households earn?

The average annual household income for The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Voucher holders is $24,110 The average annual income per person is $12,531 The average voucher holder earns 21% of the local Area Median Income.

The City of New Rochelle PHA voucher household annual income
Annual Income Range ($) Number of Households % of Vouchers
Less than $5,000 8 1%
$5,000 - $9,999 46 6%
$10,000 - $14,999 238 31%
$15,000 - $19,999 123 16%
$20,000+ 354 46%

What is the source of income for The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 households?

Of all voucher holders, 443 (38%) receive the majority of their income from wages and/or business. 23 (2%) voucher-holding households receive the majority of their income from welfare programs like TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance. 687 (59%) voucher-holding households derive the majority of their income from some other source (other than wage or welfare).

How much does a The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 voucher pay for tenants?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program pays 70% of the cost of rent plus utilities for any household receiving the housing assistance.

For the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 program, the federal government is providing, on average, $1,179 per month to each household, for an average annual cost of $14,148. The program as a whole is paying landlords $906,651 per month, for an annual economic benefit to landlords of $10,879,812

How much does the average The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 tenant pay per month in rent?

HUD refers to the portion of rent paid by the Section 8 tenant as the Total Tenant Payment, or Family Expenditure.

For the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 HCV programs, the average family expenditure is $578 per month or $6,936 per year. The combined payment from all tenants in the program is $444,482 per month, which is $5,333,784 per year.

What is the average rent of a Section 8 apartment or home in the The City of New Rochelle PHA program?

The average total rent paid to Section 8 landlords is $1,757 per month which includes payment contributed by both tenant households and the federal government. This is a program-wide rent average across all bedroom size rentals.

What is the average utility cost paid by The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 renters?

The average cost of utilities for renters in this program is $93 per month. It is important to note this is not the actual cost renters will pay for utilities, but an estimate based on the energy cost estimates of the program.

What size are most The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 homes?

Of the 1,165 households with a Section 8 voucher, 423 (55%) live in a studio or one-bedroom unit, 261 (34%) rent a 2-bedroom rental home and 85 (11%) have a 3-bedroom or larger rental. 7% of Housing Choice Voucher recipients are overhoused with more bedrooms than people in the household.

What is the race and ethnicity of The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 households?

82% of The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 HCV program households have a minority head of household who is Black, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander; or of Hispanic ethnicity.

Racial/ethnic makeup of The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 tenants
Race Number of Households % of Households
Asian/Pacific Islander 8 1%
Black Non-Hispanic 400 52%
Native American/Alaskan 0 0%
White Non-Hispanic 138 18%
Black Hispanic 31 4%
White Hispanic 185 24%
Other Hispanic 8 1%

What are the ages of tenant heads of households in the The City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 HCV program?

Age Range of Head of Household Number of Households % of Households
Under 24 0 0%
25-50/td> 277 36%
51-61 177 23%
62-84 284 37%
85 or Older 31 4%