Amsterdam Housing Authority

 

The Section 8 wait list will open beginning

August 12, 2014 until August 15, 2014.

 

For more information, please go to the Applicant page.

 

 

General Information

 

The Amsterdam Housing Authority Section 8 Rental Assistance Programs are designed to provide decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to low income families in private housing throughout the community. The Section 8 rental assistance programs are a three-way partnership between the Amsterdam Housing Authority, the family and the landlord of the housing unit.

 

•All income must be verified by a third party. Forms granting permission must be signed.

 

• All family members must provide their Social Security card and Birth Certificate.

 

• Individuals or families participating in the program have to be recertified at least once a year.

 

•The program does not provide for the payment of Security Deposit or Utility Deposits.

 

• After the first year, the tenancy may terminate the lease upon a thirty (30) day written notice sent to the landlord and to this agency.

 

• All apartments are inspected initially and each year after to be sure they meet Department of Housing and Urban Development standards.

 

  • Housing Choice Voucher

    • Tenant based assistance.

     

    • Subsidy is calculated using a payment standard.

     

    •Rent may exceed the limits established by the Federal government.

     

    •Tenant portion may not exceed 40% of the families adjusted gross income.

  • Family Self-Sufficiency

     

    • Allows participants to attain economic self-sufficiency and independence through educational support, job training, counseling and other services in addition to housing support.

     

    • Housing Choice Voucher participants are eligible.

     

    • Escrow account is set up for participants with earned income.

  • Mainstream Program

    • Participants must be disabled.

     

    • Participants will be linked with services on an as needed basis.

  • Moderate Rehabilitation

     

    • Project based assistance.

     

    • This program applies only to the following units:

     

    26 James Street     and    188 Division Street

    RJS Properties, Inc.          SF Housing

    2 and 3 bedroom units      2 bedrooms units

     

    • Subsidy is based on 30% of participant’s income.

     

    For more information please call

    518-842-2907

     

 

Federal Income Limits

 

Family

Size

1 person

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

Income Limits

$19,950

$22,800

$25,650

$28,500

$30,800

$33,100

$35,350

$37,650

 

For more information on the

Housing Choice Voucher Program

click here

52 Division Street

Amsterdam, New York