Amsterdam Housing Authority


The Section 8 Waiting List is currenty closed.

No applications for Section 8 are being accepted.



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




Federal Income Limits




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Income Limits










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Housing Choice Voucher Program

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52 Division Street

Amsterdam, New York