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Frequently Asked Questions

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  The Cohoes Housing Authority offers three developments of family units, and one senior high rise. Section 8 subsidized housing, where you live in private housing and have your rent subsidized according to your income, is also available.
Applications are taken any time during business hours (8:30AM 4PM, Monday Friday).
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Directions to office:  from 787 up N. Mohawk Street all the way to falls. At blinking light take left onto Manor Avenue, and second right onto Williams Street. At sign for administrative building, bear left.
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The wait list varies; it takes 2 to 4 weeks to process an application. Depending on the vacancy rate, it may take2 to 6 months for an apartment. In some cases, depending on the number of bedrooms you are waiting for and what the turnover rate is, it may take up to one year.
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You need birth certificates and social security cards for everyone in the household, pay stubs or information on your current income, and landlord names and addresses for the past five years. Income includes any monies coming into the household, not just wages.  SSI or SSD, child support, Social Services, are all included as part of household income. 
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Applications are taken any time during business hours (8:30AM 4PM, Monday Friday).
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Rent is based on your income (approximately 30% of your yearly gross), or flat rents.  See further information on the web site for income limits and flat rent rates.  
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If you call the office at 235-4500 ext. 113, Tenant Relations Officer will arrange an appointment for viewing. 
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The housing authority can give you an approximate time of wait for an apartment.  However, due to preferences and vacancy rates the list is always changing and an exact date or placement on the list cannot be given. (GO TO WAITING LIST PORTAL)
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Cohoes Housing Authority
Administration Office
100 Manor Sites
Cohoes, NY 12047

Note: (The administration office is located off Manor Ave. on Williams St.)
518.235.4500 || Fax: 518.235.8120
The Cohoes Housing Authority Maintenance Emergency Only is 518.235.4535
Email: "the Cohoes Housing Authority"