Emergency Housing Vouchers Available
The Troy Housing Authority was recently awarded at least 21 Emergency Housing Vouchers by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applicants for these unique vouchers must fall into one of these three eligibility tiers:
Tier 1 – Recently Homeless – Individuals and families who are Moving On from Permanent Supposrtive Housing
Tier 2 – Individuals and families who are Homeless and/or fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.
Tier 3 – At Risk of Homelessness – Individuals and families who are at risk of losing their housing due to financial need.
In accordance with the HUD guidelines, referrals are being routed through the Coordinated Entry (CE) system of the Rensselaer County Homeless Services Collaborative (RCHSC) for review and prioritization. Recent applicants to the Troy Housing Authority Tenant Based Voucher (Section 8) Program that indicated Homeless Point eligibility will be automatically referred to the CE system for review and prioritization.
The CE system will begin by accepting EHV applications for individuals and families in Tier 1 – Moving on from Permanent Supportive Housing on July 1st, 2021. If you are interested in applying, please contact your current housing provider or housing caseworker for assistance.
The opening date for individuals and families in Tier 2 and 3 will be announced at a later date.
For general information regarding the CE system in Rensselaer County, or if you or someone you know is currently homeless and in need of emergency services, please contact:
Joseph’s House & Shelter, Inc.
74 Ferry Street Troy, NY 12180
RAD Affordable Housing Program
In the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program the contract rent is subsidized with a Project Based Voucher. We calculate 30% of your gross income to determine how much you pay for rent, less any approved HUD deductions such as medical and child care expenses, etc.
If you are 62 years of age or older, the Troy Housing Authority offers two senior apartment complexes through the RAD Program: Conway Court & Kane Apartments.
John F. Kennedy Towers is also a senior apartment complex but is not part of the RAD Program. Tenants still only pay 30% of their adjusted income towards rent. John F. Kennedy Towers requires a separate application which can be found here.
The Troy Housing Authority also administers Project Based Vouchers at Tapestry on the Hudson. The application for that program can be found here.
The pre-application form must be complete in full. Your name, address, phone number and social security number must be filled in correctly. Anytime there is a change of information you must submit an Updated pre-application or we may not be able to contact you. In addition, all family members who will reside in the unit with you must be listed. You must fill in your annual income amount. Many of our programs require certain income levels to qualify. Without this information we cannot determine whether you meet these qualifications.
The pre-application below cannot be filled out online, but must be printed and mailed to 1 Eddys Lane, Troy, NY 12180 OR turned into any Troy Housing Authority site. Pre-applications are also available at each THA site.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION: Pre-App for All RAD Sites
The THA will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.
The THA shall make its accessible units available to persons who have mobility impairments. In the event that no mobility-impaired applicants are available, those units shall be assigned to other applicants. However, applicants receiving accessible apartments shall be required to sign an agreement with the THA that shall state that “in the event a mobility impaired applicant becomes available and requires their unit, they shall be reassigned to another suitable unit within the THA”.
Generally, households must be at or below the Very Low Income Limit (50% of Area Median Income based on family size) in order to qualify for admission to our programs.
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||Median Family Income
||FY 2021 Income Limit category||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|Albany – Schenectady – Troy, NY MSA
Very Low (%50) Income Limits
|Extremely Low (30%) Income Limits
|Low (80%) Income Limits||
Information about Applying for Low Income Housing Program Assistance
If you believe you might qualify to participate in the Troy Housing Authority Public Housing, you can print the documents listed and return to one of our sites.
- Kennedy Towers Rental Application Revised 04-16-2020
- Site Based Pre-App for All Sites REVISED 12-17-18
- Tapestry Pre-Application Effective 2-8-17
Future Contact and Follow Up
All future contacts with you will be done by mail. It is imperative that your address be kept current and up-to-date with us. You must notify us in writing by utilizing the Information Change Form to update your address. No change of information will be taken over the telephone. Your file will be closed if the U.S. Postal Service is unable to deliver mail to the address we have on file with you.
Tenant Selection & Assignment of Unit
THA will offer only suitable bedroom size units to eligible applicants. An applicant may select to be on the waiting list for more than one appropriate size waiting list as stated in the occupancy standards. The THA sets forth the following Continued Occupancy Standards in order to avoid overcrowding and to prevent the waste of space:
|NUMBER OF PERSONS||NUMBER OF BEDROOMS||>MINIMUM