Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA)

375 Broadway, Schenectady, NY, 12305

Schenectady County

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Starting at 9:00 AM on June 19th, 2018 and through June 22nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM (Local Time), the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) in New York will be accepting applications for
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About Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA)

Since our first 217 units in 1938, the Authority has grown to encompass seven conventional housing developments serving a total of 1,018 low-income families. Three properties, Schonowee Village, Ten Eyck Apartments and Lincoln Heights, serve the elderly and disabled, while four other properties, Yates Village, Steinmetz Homes, MacGathan Townhouses and Maryvale Apartments, serve families with children. The Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program serves the housing needs of 1,387 households throughout the City of Schenectady.

The wait list will then close at 4:00 p.m. on September 20, 2013 and remain closed until an undetermined future date.

Program Summary for Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA)

Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 1,018 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) administered a total of 1,387 Section 8 Vouchers. Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) is located at 375 Broadway, Schenectady, NY, 12305 and serves the city of Schenectady. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) at, (518)386-7000 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 3
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 1,387
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 1,018
Waiting list for the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Schenectady 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 Schenectady County, NY:

Median Income
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 Schenectady 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 Schenectady 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
Cohoes Housing Authority Cohoes Housing Authority Cohoes NY N/A N/A Open 11.74 Miles Contact
Watervliet Housing Authority Watervliet Housing Authority Watervliet NY 215 307 Open 13.48 Miles Contact
Village of Green Island Housing & Section 8 Village of Green Island Housing & Section 8 Green Island NY 46 N/A Open 13.67 Miles Contact
Mechanicville Housing Authority Mechanicville Housing Authority Mechanicville NY 258 N/A Open 14.27 Miles Contact
Troy Housing Authority (THA) Troy Housing Authority (THA) Troy NY 1,344 500 Open 14.27 Miles Contact
New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) Albany, NY 316 N/A Open 14.41 Miles Contact

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Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Schenectady County Quick Facts

Population: 155,735
Persons Per Household: 2.59
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 38%
Homeownership Rate: 67.2%
Housing Units: 68,023
Yearly Income Per Person: $28,319
Median Household Income: $56,061