TROY HOUSING AUTHORITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
(For Immediate Release – on or after May 20, 2020) With renovations to Martin Luther King Apartments Phase II fully underway, the Troy Housing Authority is reminding the community that they are still accepting applications for Martin Luther King and all of our locations. Persons interested in applying for an apartment managed by the Troy Housing Authority can download an application at https://troyhousing.org/resources/how-to-apply/ or they can call 518-273-3600 extension 212 and request that an application be mailed to them.
The first of the 37 new apartments of Martin Luther King Phase II will be ready for occupancy this summer. While some of the apartments are for tenants temporarily relocated off-site to make the renovations, the Troy Housing Authority expects to have apartments available for persons on the waiting list, including new applicants. When completed the Martin Luther King site will have 83 newly renovated 2-, 3- and 4- bedroom apartments, including several designed to be wheelchair accessible and others designed for persons with visual or hearing impairments. The Martin Luther King site will also have a new community center, new picnic and play areas with playground equipment and a splash pad.
In addition to Martin Luther King Apartments, the Troy Housing Authority manages apartments throughout the City of Troy ranging in size from Studios to 5-bedroom apartments. These include family sites at Griswold Heights, Corliss Park, Taylor Apartments, Fallon Apartments, Grand Street Apartments, Phelan Court, Sweeney Apartments and the Grand Street Apartments; as well as senior citizen apartments at Kennedy Towers, Kane Apartments and Conway Court; and apartments dedicated to Veterans at the Peter M. Guenette Apartments. Information about all these locations can be found at www.troyhousing.org. Most of the Troy Housing Authority family sites have outdoor play areas for children and the senior sites have an array of facilities and supports for our senior citizens.
In order to be eligible for a Troy Housing Authority apartment certain income eligibility guidelines must be met. Generally, households need to be below the Low Income guidelines found on the Troy Housing Authority website. Rents for tenants of the Troy Housing Authority are affordably set at 30% of the household’s adjusted gross income. These rents are adjusted when there is a change in family circumstances so that the rent continues to be affordable.
Façade of the new Martin Luther King Apartments Typical Play Area at Troy Housing