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Maps-iconAVAILABILITY...Is there a waiting list?
Yes, there is a waiting list and priority is given to residents of Watervliet, then former residents. The length all depends on your family size. The length of time varies so we would encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible. You will then receive a letter that states your name is on our list. Keep this letter, it verifies our receipt of your application. Each year we send out a letter asking if you still want your name on our list. You must respond back within the proper time. Tell us if you change your address or phone number. If you have any more questions or concerns regarding availabilty please email us or call 518-273-4717.
Public Housing
The rent is income based for our 306 units. We calculate 30% of your gross income to determine how much you will pay for rent. This amount also includes your lights and heat.

Michael J. Day Apartments

dayBuilt in 1959, the oldest of all of our complexes has the distinctive features of quality housing. Apartments include hardwood floors, large closets, and very large kitchens. These apartments have a basement with hook-ups for a washer and an electric dryer, and there is enough space left over for some storage. This complex has 90 units with 6 one bedroom apartments, 46 two bedroom apartments, 33 three bedroom apartments and 5 four bedroom apartments. The heat is supplied from a central boiler plant with each apartment having its own thermostat. The complex has new defrost free refrigerators, Hotpoint electric stoves and relatively new cabinets. Day tenants also have free wireless internet access. Michael J. Day is close to a bus route, minutes away from the grocery store and post office, and it is only a few blocks away from Watervliet Elementary School and Watervliet High School!

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Abram Hilton Apartments

Hilton is nestled back in a quiet part of the south end of the city. This 30 unit complex has 16 one bedroom apartments, 4 two bedroom apartments, 7 three bedroom apartments, and 3 four bedroom apartments. This complex was built very similar to the Michael J. Day apartments having hardwood floors, large closets, new kitchens, and a washer hook up for all two, three, and four bedroom units, but Hilton does not have a basement for tenants. We do, however, provide an on-site laundry room and outside storage sheds. The heat is supplied from a central boiler plant with each unit having its own thermostat. Hilton tenants also have free wireless internet access. This complex is one block from the bus route, and two blocks from a convenience store! Children are bused from this complex directly to school.

Van Rensselaer Village Apartments

Constructed in 1972, Van Rensselaer Village forms a solid residential neighborhood close to community services, retail facilities, and bus routes. Van Rensselaer Village underwent an extensive rehab in 2012, and all apartments now include state of the art utilities, granite counter tops, hardwood floors, central air conditioning, new windows, and internet hook ups in every room. VRV is split into 17 buildings and is made up of 28 one bedroom units, 35 two bedroom units, 14 three bedroom units, and 4 four bedroom units, making a grand total of 81 apartments. VRV has a playground on site for our younger tenants and is only a few blocks away from a public park. VRV tenants also have free wireless internet access. Both Watervliet High School and Elementary School are in walking distance from the complex.

Edwin Joslin Apartments

Gas heat and individual hot water tanks for your individual comfort heat the apartments in the Edwin Joslin complex. The Joslin complex consists of 18 two bedroom units, 36 three bedroom units, and 4 four bedroom units and is the newest built complex. Joslin tenants also have free wireless internet access. The Joslin complex is next door to two convenience stores and is only minutes from the supermarket, post office, a bus route, some public parks, and is within a few blocks from the Watervliet City School Districts schools. There is an on-site laundry room and drying areas for air drying clothes.

Green Island Senior Housing

Green Island Senior Housing offers residents 60 year of age and over gracious village living with many conveniences. The complex is a 3-story building and is made up of 11 one bedroom units and 2 two bedroom units. All Green Island Senior Housing apartments are equipped with an emergency call system, telephone and cable TV hookups, oak cabinets, wall to wall carpeting, and large closets. The building is handicapped accessible and has an elevator. There is a community room on site that has a computer with a print, and planned activities from time to time. The Green Island complex is very close to a bus route. There is an income limit of $23,150 maximum for one person and $26, 500 maximum for two people.

Eugene Hanratta Senior Housing

This seniors only apartment complex is a 4-story high rise and consists of 69 one bedroom apartments, four of which are completely handicapped accessible. As in the Daniel P. Quinn apartments, cable TV is discounted for our elderly tenants. This apartment complex contains a laundry room, a comfortable solarium, and a community room equipped with a kitchen, a TV, a computer and printer, and a piano for those wishing to get out of their apartments for a little while. This complex also contains a fee reduced beauty salon for the Hanratta tenants, and a beautiful courtyard, great for relaxing and getting some fresh air. All bathrooms have walk-in tubs and showers with seats. Each floor is beautifully tiled and is lined with a total of over 300 beautiful photos of historic Watervliet. The Hanratta apartments are only a few blocks away from a pharmacy, a grocery store, and the Watervliet Senior Center.

Daniel P. Quinn Senior Housing

The Daniel P. Quinn apartment complex has 60 one bedroom units for seniors (62 years or older) or for those who are handicapped. Some of these units are on the second floor for those who can negotiate the stairs and do not want to be on the ground floor. All units are row style and have both a front and rear exit. Washing machine and cable TV hookups are also provided in each unit. There is a laundry facility located in the Quinn Community Room in the center of the complex and is open to all Quinn tenants. Each bathroom has a walk-in tub and a shower with a seat. There are also clothes lines located behind the units that tenants are welcome to use. Tenants also have free wireless internet access and discounted cable TV. Almost all of our units are designed for the aged to make their living as comfortable as possible. Quinn is located only one block for a convenience store, three blocks from a supermarket and post office, and is located right along the bus route. Also located less than two blocks away are a bus route, two pharmacies, and the Watervliet Senior Citizens Center.