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Contact Person:
Tammy Langley

518-561-0720 ext. 224

Who is eligible for housing with the Plattsburgh Housing Authority?

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:

  • Which goes to or on behalf of the family head-of-household, spouse or to any other family member.
  • Which is anticipated to be received from a source outside the family during the 12-month period following admission or the annual re-examination effective date.
  • Which is not specifically excluded in 24 CFR 5.609(c).
  • Also includes amounts derived from assets to which any family member has access.
Income Limits According to Family Size
Number of Family Members Maximum Income
1 $ 52,350
2 $ 59,800
3 $ 67,300
4 $ 74,800
5 $ 80,750
6 $ 86,750
7 $ 92,750
8 $ 98,750
Each added person + 8.0%
Conditions of Ineligibility

Relevant information regarding habits to be considered may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Past performances in meeting financial obligations, especially rent.
  • A record of disturbances of neighbors, destruction of property, or living or housekeeping habits at prior residences which may adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of other residents.
  • Prior involvement in any activity which would adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of other residents.
  • A record of eviction from housing or termination from a residential program.
  • An applicant’s misrepresentation of any information related to eligibility, preference for admission, allowances, assets, family composition or rent.
  • Currently owe an outstanding balance to the Plattsburgh Housing Authority or any subsidized housing agency.
What is the application process?

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).

Is there emergency housing?

Plattsburgh Housing Authority does not have emergency housing; however, you do receive a preference for local residency. This preference must be documented and verified.

How long before an apartment is available?

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.

How is rent calculated?

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.

Is there a security deposit?

A security deposit of one full month’s rent or a minimum of $50 up to $375 is required.