March 15, 2016 - The HUD office has moved into the former Tax Collector's office, near the Town Clerkís office. (The tax office has moved into the fomer HUD office near the Police Department.) The entrance for people with disabilities is unaffected by this change.
Saugerties Public Housing Agency was founded in 1978 to administer a rental assistance program in the Town of Saugerties. This program is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and is called the Housing Choice Voucher Program, or Section 8.
Eligibility for rental assistance is based on the gross annual income of a household. The income limit is 50% of the area median income, which HUD calculates each year.
Applications are available to be sent or picked up at the office at Town Hall (4 High Street). Income eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list. When an applicant reaches the top of the waiting list, and eligibility has been confirmed, the applicant can choose and lease a privately owned rental unit in the Town of Saugerties. The tenantís rent payment is limited to 30-40% of the householdís income and the program pays the balance of the rent to the owner.
HUDís Voucher Program does not provide funds for emergency assistance, but preferences are given to applicants who have extremely low income, are homeless, disabled, elderly, paying 50% of their income or more for rent and utilities, are victims of domestic violence, or who are veterans.
Our hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00. Please call us with any questions.