Since 1944, the Troy Housing Authority has been providing decent, safe and affordable housing to individuals and families of low and fixed incomes as they strive for self-sufficiency. All operations are regulated and evaluated by the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Presently, the Troy Housing Authority manages 1,273 units of Low Income Public Housing, 791 Tenant-based Housing Choice Vouchers and 134 Project-based Housing Choice Vouchers. The Troy Housing Authority also functions as the managing partner for Kennedy Senior Housing Associates, owner and operator of Kennedy Towers, a 135 apartment Low Income Housing Tax Credit property.
In addition to the provision of housing, the Troy Housing Authority coordinates an array of programs and services intended to support residents in their efforts to attain self-sufficiency. These include HUD Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) and Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Programs, an AmeriCorps Program, as well as grant funded programs from the New York State Council on the Arts, the local Weed & Seed, several local banks, and several local colleges (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Sage Colleges). The Troy Housing Authority also operates a summer youth employment program. Youth residing in public housing are provided with employment and meaningful experience in office work, food service, child care, grounds keeping and maintenance). Over the past summer, 60 youth were employed through this program. Most youth employment was funded through Troy Housing Authority operating expenses while others took part in a Youth Employment Program run by the Rensselaer County Department of Employment and Training.
The Troy Housing Authority also serves as the administrator for several Shelter + Care Programs, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Units and Special Purpose Section 8 Vouchers. As indicate din the table below:
|Program Name||Units or Families Served||Provider|
|Shelter Plus Care||11 (Shelter+Care-1 JH Inn-9+Lansing-2)18 (Shelter+Care-2 JH Lansing)25 (Shelter+Care-3 UH Scattered)23 (Shelter+Care-4 UH Scattered)
12 (Shelter+Care-5 CC Scattered)
6 (Shelter+Care-6 UH Scattered)
4 (Shelter+Care-7 JH)
4 (Shelter+Care-8 JH)
|Joseph’s HouseJoseph’s HouseUnity HouseUnity House
|Section 8 Mod Rehab||30 (YWCA)||Troy YWCA|