The housing choice voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own rental housing.
Housing choice vouchers are administered by the Town of Yorktown’s Section 8 Office. Yorktown receives federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist eligible families.
Eligibility for a housing voucher is based on the total annual gross income and family size. Generally, the family’s income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area and by law; the Program must provide 75% of its vouchers to applicants whose income does not exceed 30% of the area median income. If the family is apparently income eligible, they may complete an application to have their name placed on a waiting list.
Demand for housing assistance exceeds the limited funding available, as a result long waiting periods are common. The existing waiting list contains an adequate pool for use of the available funding and therefore:
Effective March 14, 2012 the Town of Yorktown’s waiting list is closed.
New applications will not be accepted on or after that date.
The Section 8 waiting list will remain closed until the Town of Yorktown provides a public announcement that the list will reopen.
The Town of Yorktown is committed to equal housing opportunity. The Yorktown Section 8 housing voucher program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, creed, disability, familial status, sex, marital status, age, military status, sexual orientation, citizenship or alienage status, or against victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking.
Office Contact Information:
Karren Perez, Program Director
Phone: (914) 962-5757
Fax: (914) 243-7058
Address: Yorktown Community & Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Room 111
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
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