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Housing

The Watervliet Housing Authority offers two types of housing - Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.

Public Housing Program

The rent is income based for our 306 units.  We calculate 30% of your gross income to determine how much you pay for rent. This amount (less approved HUD deductions like medical and child care expenses, etc.) is for not only for rent but also for lights and heat.

If the income-based rent is higher than the market we also manage another 100 unit complex called Van Rensselaer Village. You still must be within certain income guidelines but the rent is a fixed amount. Call us for more details as to which may be better for you.  Read More...

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income families in the private rental market through the Housing Assistance Payments Program. This program is a win-win for both landlords and the tenants. Landlords still have the ability to choose their tenants but if they select a tenant receiving rental assistance they are pretty much assured of a subsidy payment made directly to them. Read More...