Albany Housing Authority

200 South Pearl St., Albany, NY, 12202
(518)641-7500



Albany County

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About Albany Housing Authority

For over forty years, Albany Housing Authority has been providing rental housing for very low, low, and moderate income households in the city of Albany. The agency owns and operates 1,800 public housing units, administers an ongoing public housing rehabilitation program averaging $2.5 million annually, and administers a Section 8 program that provides assistance on behalf of 2,200 households in the city of Albany. In the past five years, AHA has undertaken multifamily housing initiatives using various financing sources, including federal HOPE VI funds, tax exempt bonds, Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity, New York State financing, and Federal Home Loan Bank funds. Through the federal HOPE VI Program, AHA has demolished an obsolete 292-unit public housing project in North Albany, developed 160 new units on the same site, and is now completing the development of 169 replacement units offsite through acquisition or new construction. In doing so, in 2003 AHA acquired a 92 unit, ten year old “market rate” development; of which 56 units are public housing and the 42-unit balance is market rate; 79 more residential units and 7 commercial storefronts are being completed using, in part, equity from 9% and 4% credit awards. In 2001, AHA completed the acquisition and $13 million rehabilitation of a failed 250- unit HUD Section 236 project, and dedensified the project into a healthy 145-unit family development.


Program Summary for Albany Housing Authority

Albany Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Albany Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 20 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Albany Housing Authority administered a total of 68 Section 8 Vouchers. Albany Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Albany Housing Authority is located at 200 South Pearl St., Albany, NY, 12202 and serves the city of Albany. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Albany Housing Authority at, (518)641-7500 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Albany Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 1
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 68
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 20
Waiting list for the Albany Housing Authority is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Albany County, NY

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Albany County, NY:

Median Income
$0
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $28,700
  • $32,800
  • $36,900
  • $41,000
  • $44,300
  • $47,600
  • $50,850
  • $54,150
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $17,250
  • $19,700
  • $22,150
  • $24,600
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $45,950
  • $52,500
  • $59,050
  • $65,600
  • $70,850
  • $76,100
  • $81,350
  • $86,600

2017 Fair Market Rents for Albany County, NY

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Albany County, NY:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$690 $817 $1006 $1259 $1387



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) Albany, NY 316 N/A Open 0.71 Miles Contact
Rensselaer Housing Authority Rensselaer Housing Authority Rensselaer NY 98 146 Open 1 Miles Contact
NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation Albany NY 46,381 N/A Open 1.5 Miles Contact
Watervliet Housing Authority Watervliet Housing Authority Watervliet NY 215 307 Open 6.82 Miles Contact
Village of Green Island Housing & Section 8 Village of Green Island Housing & Section 8 Green Island NY 46 N/A Open 7.55 Miles Contact
Troy Housing Authority (THA) Troy Housing Authority (THA) Troy NY 1,344 500 Open 8.47 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Albany Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
1,912
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Albany County Quick Facts

Population: 308,171
Persons Per Household: 2.35
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 43%
Homeownership Rate: 59.3%
Housing Units: 137,608
Yearly Income Per Person: $32,328
Median Household Income: $59,394