Poughkeepsie Housing Authority

FAQ

  1. How do I obtain a Public Housing Application?
  2. Who should I contact for information regarding the status of my application?
  3. Am I eligible to apply if I do not live in Poughkeepsie?
  4. What number am I on the waiting list?
  5. How much will my rent be?
  6. Are utilities included?
  7. What do I do if I have a maintenance problem?
  8. Is there a charge for maintenance requests?
  9. How do I add someone to my household?
  10. Do I have to report my income changes?


  1. How do I obtain a Public Housing Application?

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

  3. Who should I contact for information regarding the status of my application?

  4. 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.

  5. Am I eligible to apply if I do not live in Poughkeepsie?

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

  7. What number am I on the waiting list?

  8. 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.

  9. How much will my rent be?

  10. 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

  11. Are utilities included?

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

  13. What do I do if I have a maintenance problem?

  14. 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.

  15. Is there a charge for maintenance requests?

  16. 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

  17. How do I add someone to my household?

  18. 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.

  19. Do I have to report my income changes?

  20. 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.