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Section 8 Waiting Lists in New York

There are 151 housing authorities in New York which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

As of February 22nd 2018, there are 13 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Indefinitely

There are 13 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in New York that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting ListServes
Utica Municipal Housing AuthorityUtica, Oneida County, Camden +44 More
Herkimer Housing AuthorityHerkimer
Cortland Housing AuthorityCortland, Cortland County, Cortlandville +18 More
Watervliet Housing AuthorityWatervliet
Ilion Housing AuthorityIlion
Hornell Housing AuthorityHornell
Oneonta Housing AuthorityOneonta
Newark Housing AuthorityNewark, Wayne County, Wolcott +19 More
St. Johnsville Housing Authority
Fairport Urban Renewal AgencyFairport
Town of Colonie Community DevelopmentSaratoga Springs
Town of Hoosick Housing AuthorityHoosick Falls
Otsego Rural Housing AssistanceOtsego County, Milford, Richfield Springs +27 More

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed.

Waiting ListClosed Date
Buffalo Municipal Housing AuthorityApril 21st, 2017
Albany Housing AuthorityApril 3rd, 2015
Troy Housing Authority-
Binghamton Housing Authority-
Plattsburgh Housing AuthorityNovember 4th, 2016
Saratoga Springs Housing AuthorityApril 3rd, 2015
Cohoes Housing AuthorityOctober 18th, 2017
Schenectady Municipal Housing AuthoritySeptember 25th, 2015
Rochester Housing AuthoritySeptember 26th, 2016
Amsterdam Housing AuthorityDecember 7th, 2016
Auburn Housing Authority-
Glens Falls Housing AuthorityMay 16th, 2014
City of Utica-
Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers-
New York City Housing Authority-
Freeport Housing AuthorityJune 10th, 2015
Kingston Housing AuthorityMay 1st, 2015
Newburgh Housing Authourity-
Greenburgh Housing AuthorityJuly 14th, 2015
Monticello Housing AuthorityJune 15th, 2015
Town of Islip Housing AuthorityMarch 24th, 2017
Village of Hempstead HA-
North Hempstead Housing Authority-
New Rochelle Municipal Housing AuthoritySeptember 30th, 2014
Village of Ossining Section 8 Program-
New York City Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development-
The City of New Rochelle PHAJuly 7th, 2016
Village of Hempstead Housing Authority-
City of PeekskillMarch 31st, 2015
Village of Patchogue Community Development AgencyJune 5th, 2015
Town of Babylon Housing Assistance AgencySeptember 25th, 2015
Town of YorktownMay 11th, 2016
City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 HousingFebruary 26th, 2016
Town of Southampton Housing Authority-
Town of Smithtown Planning and Community Development Department-
Tuckahoe Housing Authority (Section 8)-
New York State Homes and Community Renewal-
New York State Homes and Community RenewalFebruary 28th, 2017
New York State Homes and Community Renewal-
New York State Homes and Community Renewal-
New York State Homes and Community Renewal-
Town of Mamaroneck Housing AuthorityNovember 14th, 2017
Port Jervis Community Development AgencyOctober 23rd, 2017
Town of East Hampton Department of Housing and Community DevelopmentJanuary 31st, 2018