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Housing

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

We operate 306 units of public housing throughout the City of Watervliet. Through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, residents receive rental assistance to help rent apartments owned by private landlords.


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. 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...