518-561-0720 ext. 224
General eligibility requirements are based on a family’s annual income and assets. HUD defines annual income as all amounts (monetary and non-monetary) as follows:
|Number of Family Members||Maximum Income|
|Each added person + 8.0%|
Relevant information regarding habits to be considered may include, but are not limited to the following:
The applicant must fill out an application, answering all questions completely. Answers are not completed delays the application process. Upon receipt, the application is reviewed for eligibility and completeness. The Plattsburgh Housing Authority checks current and past landlords for rent paying habits and general information regarding residency. Thorough police record checks are done on each applicant over the age of 18. References are reviewed and either accepted or rejected. When the application is accepted, your name is placed on the waiting list. If the application is rejected, you may request a fair hearing to discuss this action (if eligible for a hearing).
Plattsburgh Housing Authority does not have emergency housing; however, you do receive a preference for local residency. This preference must be documented and verified.
Determination depends upon the size of the apartment required, your placement on the waiting list and the availability of apartments. We will contact you as soon as we have reached the area of your name on the waiting list. Please limit your inquiries about your application. Applicants who experience changes in income, address, rent changes, family size, etc. MUST report the changes within 10 days.
Your rent is based on your income. Generally, it is 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Senior or disabled housing residents are allowed medical deductions.
A security deposit of one full month’s rent or a minimum of $150 up to $375 is required.