MHACY’S HOUSING APPLICATION PROCESS

The waiting list is now open. MHACY is taking pre-applications now through July 13.

A. Waiting Lists for Public Housing & RAD Units

MHACY utilizes site-based waiting lists to ensure apartment offers for units it owns and/or manages are based on the applicant’s location choice, as opposed to the general availability of a unit. Separate site-based waiting lists are maintained (a) for Senior and Disabled applicants, and (b) for families. The site-based waiting lists for Senior and Disabled applicants is currently closed.

The site-based waiting lists for families is still closed. Families who were previously on the Authority’s Public Housing Waiting List have been transitioned onto the new site-based waiting lists in sequence, based upon type and size of unit, preferences, accessibility features and date and time their original application was received. Once the site-based lists have been exhausted, applicants will be selected from MHACY’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list.

Once an applicant is reachable on any site-based list, the applicant will be given one offer of an apartment, and in the event they reject the offer made to them off of a site-based waiting list, their name will be removed from all other site-based lists that MHACY maintains.

B. The Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) Waiting List

After more than 10 years, the waiting list is now open. We are seeking up to 3,000 applicants. Qualifying applicants will be place on the list and awarded vouchers based on preference and availability.

C. Waiting Lists in MHACY’s Affiliated Properties

To find out about the availability of an affordable unit in Park Vista, click here; in School Housing Terrace, click here; and in 188 Warburton Avenue, click here.