HOW DO I APPLY?
You must complete the entire application process for the application to be valid. At the end you will print and save a receipt for your records.
If a disabled person requires reasonable accommodations to complete the application, call 518-842-2907.
Applications will not be accepted via mail, fax or in person.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY?
Once you complete your application it is then reviewed for eligibility and placed on the waiting list. A preliminary eligibility determination is made, based on the total gross annual income and household size. Eligible applications are placed on a waiting list.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO APPLY?
To apply to the waiting list, you will need a computer or mobile device with Internet access. Once on the portal, you will be asked for basic information about you and your household members. Since this is only a preliminary application to be placed on the waiting list, no official documents are needed at this time.
Name, Social Security Number, date of birth, and income for all household members must be provided for all household members including infants.
You are required to give full address of employers, complete landlord history with names & addresses of previous landlords as you complete your application.
You are required to keep your application up to date. Any changes from the original application must be submitted in writing directly to the Section 8 Office.
If we cannot contact you at the address listed on the application, then your name may be removed from the waiting list & you will have to re-apply.
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER?
If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member’s computer/device, or one at a local library.
The Amsterdam Housing Authority has partnered with the Amsterdam Free Library which provides public access to computers with Internet to assist anyone without home Internet to access to the on-line application.
If necessary, the application website can be also be accessed through a smartphone.
It is against HUD policy to charge an application fee. No payment or fee should be given to anyone in connection with the preparation, submission or processing of an application for any AHA Program.
Future Contact and Follow Up:
WE DO NOT NOTIFY BY PHONE!
All future contact with you will be done via first class mail. It is imperative that your address be kept current and up-to-date with us. You must notify this office in writing of any changes to your application. No change of address information will be taken over the telephone. Your file will be closed if the Post Office is unable to deliver mail to the address we have on file with you.
Report a Change to Your Application
You must notify AHA in writing of any changes to the information on your waiting list application. Changes may include but are not limited to:
- Phone Number
- Household Members
To report the change, you may use the Request for addition or change to Wait-list Application or write a letter with the information that needs to be updated. You must include the head of household’s full name and Social Security number as well as the confirmation number of your receipt on any request to change your waiting list application.
A change of address notification received by the U.S. Postal Service will not be accepted as valid notification of an address change. If you move, a written notification to update your address must be submitted.
All changes should be sent to:
Amsterdam Housing Authority
52 Division Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010
Telephone requests to change your application are not accepted.