Section 8 - Housing Choice Voucher Program
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SECTION 8 PROGRAM
Print application below, complete, & mail in to
200 N. Levitt Street, Rome, NY 13440
or call 315-337-2600 for an application to be mailed to you.
Funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program helps low-income families rent decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private rental market. Families are responsible for finding their own housing. Section 8 families pay a portion of their monthly income - generally, between 30% and 40% - toward monthly shelter costs. The difference between the family's portion of the monthly rent and the total rent is paid directly to the owner by Rome Housing Authority.
Rome Housing Authority has administered the Section 8 program since the 1970's. Currently there are 354 landlords receiving rental assistance checks on behalf of 632 Section 8 families in the City of Rome.
Liberty Garden, located off of North Levitt Street, is a development of adjacent buildings that offer 180 apartment units. This property was originally built in the 1950’s and is currently under reconstruction. New energy efficient units will continue to offer decent, safe housing to low income families with children. Housing available include one, two, three, and four bedroom units, as well as senior housing and handicapped accessibility units. A community center offers tenants an area for group activities. A strong tenant association works together to maintain a safe environment for all who reside there.
These high rise facilities are designed to meet the needs of those adults that are either elderly or disabled. This quiet setting, overlooking a beautiful pond area, offers many amenities to residents such as complete accessibility, security system to maintain safety, 24 hour emergency maintenance, kitchen appliances, community room area for entertainment, socialization, recreational opportunities, common outdoor patio area with grills, and is located on the city bus line for convenience.
Colonial I & II Apartments are located off of Floyd Avenue.
Valentine Apartments, located on Turin Street, is a seven story high rise building that was constructed in 1977 and contains 99 apartment units. All of the units are one bedroom, and are furnished with an electric range and refrigerator. This facility is dedicated to providing decent, safe housing to low-income adults who are elderly, disabled, or handicapped. It offers a community room, laundry facilities, is a secure building, and is conveniently located on the City Bus Line.
To apply to reside at any of our facilities, please download and complete the appropriate application. Once completed, applications can be dropped off in person or mailed to the address on each form. This will add your name to a waiting list. Should any information change on your application, you are required to notify us immediately. Should we reach your name on the waiting list and we are unable get a hold of you, your name will be removed from the list.
Should you have any questions, please contact us.
In 2019, Colonial I Apartments completed a major renovation project. Take a peek at the process below.