Public Notice of 2015 HCV Waiting List Opening

The City of Poughkeepsie Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program announces the acceptance of pre-applications for housing assistance during the dates of December 14th, 2015 at 9:00 am through February 29th, 2016 at 11:59 pm. ET.

Applicants can apply at

Applications will only be accepted online. Preference will be given to applicants who live or work in Dutchess County.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program assistance covers the rent portion that exceeds approximately 30% of an eligible family’s monthly income. Any and all income-eligible households may submit a pre-application. Acceptance and/or assistance are based on income verification, eligibility requirements and preference factors. Maximum income levels, based on family size are as follows:

Family Size Income Limit
1 $30,350
2 $34,700
3 $39,050
4 $43,350
5 $46,850
6 $50,300
7 $53,800
8 $57,250

The Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides tenant-based assistance, in the form of a voucher, to low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities for rental units chosen by the tenant in the private market. The Housing Authority provides payment directly to participating property owners to offset the cost difference between tenant payments and unit rent. Program applicants choose from a variety of housing options, ranging from apartments, duplexes, single-family homes to townhomes.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you are a person with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact the Housing Authority at 845-451-4020.


Section 8 Program Expands Services in City & Town

On January 1, 2015, Interfaith Towers at 66 Washington Street in the City of Poughkeepsie will be receiving project-based vouchers under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.  The City anticipates administering 128 project-based vouchers to existing residents at the building.

“We are pleased to offer project based vouchers to our income eligible residents through this RAD conversion and look forward to working with Section 8 Administrator, Margaret Palumbo and her staff as they administer the vouchers” said Mary Scileppi, Manager of Interfaith Towers Apartments. Continue reading Section 8 Program Expands Services in City & Town