The Amsterdam Housing Authority was established in 1957 by residents and leaders in Amsterdam concerned about the need for clean, safe, affordable housing for senior citizens and families in the community. In 1970, the dream and vision of such housing became a reality with opening the New Amsterdam Apartments; the High Rise for senior citizens and handicapped persons and the Garden Apartments for families.
Over the years, AHA has grown, adding the Stratton Apartments for senior citizens in 1976, and Section 8 Rental Assistance Program 1977. Today AHA owns 265 apartments and provide rental subsidy to over 450 low income families and senior citizens in the Amsterdam community.
AHA is committed to providing housing that Amsterdam can be proud of.
The Amsterdam Housing Authority is dedicated to providing safe, decent housing and maintaining a healthy community environment for its residents. The Amsterdam Housing Authority will not deny the opportunity for housing to any eligible applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability or any political or union affiliations.
The mission of the Amsterdam Housing Authority is to at all times develop and operate each project solely for the purpose of providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible families in a manner that promotes serviceability, economy, efficiency, and stability of the projects, and the economic and social well-being of the tenants.