Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2017-02-16T19:26:07-05:00
How can I find out the status of my Section 8 application?2017-04-05T14:37:29-04:00

All inquiries regarding the status of your Section 8 application must be submitted by mail. Please address your inquiry to:

The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers
1511 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, New York 10710

Your letter must include the confirmation number you were given when you applied.  If you do not have your confirmation number please includes the last four (4) digits of your Social Security number.

When will the Section 8 waiting list be open again?2017-04-05T14:37:49-04:00

Because of the high volume of applicants that are currently on our waiting list, we do not anticipate that we will be able to open the Section 8 waiting list for some time. However, the opening of the waiting list is always announced on our website at, and in the local Yonkers newspapers, so you can always check there.

What are the standard rents allowed by Section 8?2017-04-05T14:38:17-04:00

Rents are determined by “rent reasonable” criteria. That means that the rent for a unit proposed for Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher assistance will be compared to the rent charged for comparable units in the same market area.

What is a Section 8 Briefing?2017-04-05T14:38:34-04:00

At a Section 8 Briefing applicants and participants are given a compressive explanation of how the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program works.

How can I find out the status of my Public Housing application?2017-02-16T19:10:34-05:00

All inquiries regarding the status of your public housing application must be submitted in writing. When mailing a request, please address your inquiry to:
The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers
1511 Central Park Ave.
P.O. Box 35
Yonkers, New York 10710
Attn: Public Housing Admissions

Requests may also be faxed to 914-793-8461, or emailed to  

What is the number for the work center?2019-10-02T14:45:00-04:00

If you reside in a unit owned or managed by MHACY and need repairs to your unit, you can call the work center at 914-476-5800

Where do I go to be finger printed?2017-06-22T11:42:17-04:00

Fingerprinting is done at the Admissions Office which is located at the Hall Homes Management Office:

10 Kenmore Street
Yonkers, NY 10710

Where is the Admissions Office located?2019-10-02T14:46:36-04:00

The Admissions Office is located at MHACY’s Central Office:

1511 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, New York 10710

Is it true that Residents who reside in RAD Developments will be issued Section 8 vouchers in the near future?2019-10-02T14:47:52-04:00

MHACY’s public housing tenants were transferred into the Project Based Section 8 program when their development was rehabilitated under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) project.  After residents (in good standing) have participated in the Project Based Section 8 program for one year, they may request a Housing Choice Voucher which they may use to relocate.  Participants in the RAD program will be given the next available voucher to relocate.

How old is the RAD program and why was it created?2017-02-16T19:12:00-05:00

RAD was established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2011 as an affordable housing preservation and improvement strategy for Public Housing Authorities because Congress has not provided adequate funding for repairs and improvements for many years. The program allows housing authorities to work with private-sector developers and managers to preserve their affordable housing stock.

How is RAD working in Yonkers?2019-10-02T14:49:01-04:00

RAD has allowed MHACY to leverage public and private debt and equity to reinvest in housing portfolio and make much needed repairs. MHACY has retained control, and will continue to manage the properties.

Are there other agencies in Yonkers that provide low income housing?2017-06-13T17:59:40-04:00

There are other organizations in Yonkers that provide affordable housing, and Westchester County lists many of them on its website at New York State also provides an online affordable housing locator service at

Was the rent increased under RAD, and did the original residents lose their apartments?2019-10-02T14:52:48-04:00

Under RAD, public housing tenants were transferred into the Project Based Section 8 program. They continue to pay 30 percent of their income toward rent, and they retain the same basic rights they previously had in the public housing program.

How long does the program last?2019-10-02T14:53:34-04:00

In RAD, the units moved from a Public Housing program to a Section 8 platform with a long-term contract that by law must be renewed. This will ensure that the units remain permanently affordable to low-income households.

What are the directions to the Admissions Office?2017-04-05T14:51:56-04:00

Directions to the Admissions Office are available here.

What are the directions to MHACY’s Central Office.2017-04-05T14:34:57-04:00

MHACY’s Central Office is located at 1511 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, New York. Directions to the Office are available here.

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