Frequently Asked Questions

You can fill out and print the Public Housing Application from the Poughkeepsie Housing Authority website or you may call or visit the Administration Office. You should refer to the Guide to Applying for Public Housing for additional information regarding the Public Housing Program

Within thirty day of our receipt of your completed application with all required documents, you will receive an acknowledgment letter. Your application is managed by the Poughkeepsie Housing Authority located at 4 Howard Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Please stop by or call us at (845) 485-8862 for any questions or updated to your application.

Yes, you are eligible. However, preference is given to City of Poughkeepsie residents.

Our office can give you an approximate time of wait for an apartment or Section 8 Voucher. Unfortunately, due to the use of preferences we are unable to provide applicants with a number.

HUD regulations specify the formula for calculating total tenant payment. TTP is the highest of the following amount, rounded to the nearest dollar: – 30% of family’s monthly adjusted income – 10% of the family’s monthly income – The PHA’s minimum rent ($50) – Welfare rent – PHA’s flat rent

In general heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer and electric are included. Tenants pay for their own telephone and cable.

Call the maintenance office at 845-471-6246. If it is after regular business hours, call the maintenance office and you will be turned over to the on-call phone. Please leave your name, apartment, a call back number, and a brief description of the problem.

Certain maintenance requests are billed to tenants. All tenants receive a copy of the maintenance fee schedule at move in and a copy is posted in our main office

You must receive the approval of our office prior to allowing anyone to move into your household. Please contact your case worker for the appropriate paperwork.

Yes. You are required to report all income changes in writing immediately. Our office will verify the change and determine if an adjustment in your rent payment is necessary.

Section 8

The Poughkeepsie Housing Authority administers 87 Section 8 Vouchers.  We are not affiliated with the City of Poughkeepsie Section 8.  Eligible families are issued a voucher and must locate a unit to rent. As long as certain criteria are met regarding the unit, the family can rent the unit and the authority will provide rental assistance. The PHA”s jurisdiction is the City of Poughkeepsie, meaning you must live or work in the City of Poughkeepsie to receive a housing priority.

Leaving the Poughkeepsie Housing Authority with Section 8 assistance is called Portability. If you are a current voucher holder, and interested in leaving the PHA’s jurisdiction, please contact our office for more information.

 Income Limits

HUD sets the income limits for applicants to Section 8. To be income eligible, a family must beat least a very low-income family according to the income limits set by HUD.

ProgramsPerson 1Person 2Person 3Person 4Person 5Person 6Person 7Person 8
Extremely Low23,60027,00030,35033,70036,40039,10041,91046,630
Very Low Income39,35045,00050,60056,20060,70065,20069,70074,200
Low Income62,60071,55080,50089,400096,600103,750110,900118,050
ProgramsPerson 1Person 2Person 3Person 4
Extremely Low23,60027,00030,35033,700
Very Low Income39,35045,00050,60056,200
Low Income62,60071,55080,50089,4000
ProgramsPerson 5Person 6Person 7Person 8
Extremely Low36,40039,10041,91046,630
Very Low Income60,70065,20069,70074,200
Low Income96,600103,750110,900118,050