Below you will find some of our most commonly asked questions.
Please click on the question for the answer. If the information you are looking for is not found here please contact us at (518) 584-6600
Q. Am I on the waiting list?
If you submitted a completed application in person to the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority’s administrative offices at One South Federal Street, and have responded to written communications since that time, then you are probably on the active wait list.
Effective March 20, 2017 the Housing Authority only accepts online applications. Once you have submitted the online application you will be asked to create an email or use your current email address and will receive a confirmation number emailed to you. This will be your confirmation that we have received your application.
Q. How long before I can get an apartment?
Q. If I am in an emergency situation and need housing immediately, does that move me up the waiting list?
Q. How come someone who applied after I did got an apartment before me?
Q. What are preference points?
Q. Who do I call if something in my apartment needs to be repaired?
The main office can be contacted during normal business hours at (518) 584-6600 EXT 251 to report a work order request. During non-business hours, contact the on-call maintenance service at (518) 857-1051.
Q. Am I allowed to transfer to a new apartment?
Q. Are there handicapped accessible apartments available?
Q. What is the difference between Section 8 and Public Housing?
Public housing assistance means that you receive housing subsidy in SSHA owned apartments only (Stonequist, Jefferson and Vanderbilt Terraces). The amount of rent you pay is also based on your household income (approximately 30%). When you move from public housing, the rental subsidy does not go with you.
Q. Does my apartment get inspected?
Q. How can I find out more about the Saratoga Springs Public Housing Authority?
Q. How long of a waiting list is there for Public Housing?
Q. Can I have pets?
Q. Do you have emergency housing?
Q. How much is the rent?
Rent is based on your combined family’s gross annual income (Head of house, spouse and all children over 18 years of age) less any applicable deductions allowed under US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. After the calculation is determined, you will pay approximately 30% of your monthly adjusted income.