I’m ready to apply. What should I expect moving forward?
All questions must be answered completely and accurately. Do not leave any sections blank. We will run a criminal history check and verify your rental history. Any false, incomplete, or misleading information on your application will cause your application to be rejected.
All forms must be completed and signed by all household members 18 years of age and older. Please make sure that you have signed ALL pages requiring a signature.
Application is being processed
The application process could take up to 6 weeks to complete. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
It is your responsibility to keep Auburn Housing Authority informed of any address or phone number changes while your application is being processed.
After 3 weeks, inquiries regarding your application will be accepted on Wednesdays only between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM.
Notification of approval or denial
If your application is approved, a letter will be mailed to you. Your name will be added to the waiting list, it is your responsibility to inform us of any address or phone number changes while you are on the waiting list.
The waiting list will be updated annually. We will mail you a form to complete and return. If the form is returned or you do not respond within the time allowed, your name will be removed from the waiting list and you will have to re-apply.
If your application is denied, a letter will be mailed to you, and you will be given an opportunity to schedule an informal meeting.
Notification of available apartment
You will be contacted by mail, email, or phone when an apartment becomes available. Your income will be reevaluated at this time to make sure you still qualify.
Move-in takes place approximately 3-5 weeks after you are notified of an available apartment.
Prior to move-in, you will meet with the property manager, learn about the complex, and sign your lease. All adult household members must attend the meeting.
*If you are using a phone/tablet, please download the Adobe Acrobat Reader app prior to filling out the application.
***WE NO LONGER ACCEPT OR PROCESS FAXED OR EMAILED SECTION 8
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM APPLICATIONS***
Section 8 HCV Applications must be submitted to our office in PAPER FORM.
• You may download a printable copy of the Section 8 HCV Program Application (PDF) above and complete and return it to the AHA by mail or in person to
Auburn Housing Authority, 7 Merriman Street, Auburn, NY 13021.
• You may stop by the Auburn Housing Authority main office at 7 Merriman
Street, Auburn, NY to pick up or complete an application.
• You may also request that an application be mailed to you by calling
Please note: Applications meeting the local Residency Preference (anyone residing in the City of Auburn) will be sorted ahead of those that do not. Applicants NOT MEETING the local Residency Preference (anyone not residing in the City of
Auburn) who reach the top of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, MUST utilize the voucher and reside in the City of Auburn (issuing jurisdiction) for at least ONE YEAR before porting (moving) to other cities/areas. Section 8 HCV Applicants WITHOUT the local Residency Preference may be on the waiting list for several years before reaching the top of the waiting list.