Coronavirus Update

Updated 6-1-2020

The Rensselaer Housing Authority office staffing hours will be changing, effective June 1, 2020. Our office will be staffed Monday through Thursday during the normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The window however, will remain closed to the public.

If you need to meet with Laurie, Rose or Marianne, you must call for an appointment. Due to social distancing still being in effect, business by appointment will be conducted at the window. This is the only time the window will be open.

All other after-hour business on Fridays, weekends and evenings will still be handled by calling the emergency phone number…518-428-2248.

We appreciate your patience while we work with Governor Cuomo to safely phase-in to reopen our offices. Residents and their needs are our No. 1 priority. Although we will still be working remotely for some of the time, we will always be accessible via phone, email, mail or by using the drop box to efficiently take care of your needs during the hours that we are not physically available.

The Maintenance staff will continue to be available for all work orders.

Just a reminder, hall duty will resume on June 1st also. We ask that all Aiken Avenue residents be responsible for their own family members from creating excess debris in the halls for others to have to clean, especially during this crucial time. So far, the majority of the residents have kept the halls in very good condition and I want to thank those of you who have contributed to that. Before the end of 2020, providing construction is allowed to continue, we hope to have the Aiken Avenue buildings resided and the halls painted.

For PDA, we are working towards some real landscaping being done to improve your homes. Again, this all depends on contractors being allowed to resume working.

In the meantime, please have a safe and healthy summer.

~The Staff of the Rensselaer Housing Authority

Welcome to the Rensselaer Housing Authority

Rensselaer Housing Authority was established in 1952. Ground breaking for John Warden Apartments (85 Aiken Ave. Rensselaer) took place in the early 1970’s. Patroons Dorp (Broadway, First and Second Street) had its ground breaking in 1982. Rensselaer Housing Authority currently has 146 Units combined between both smoke free sites.

Rensselaer Housing Authority also has a Section 8 Program. The jurisdictions for this program are the City of Rensselaer, Poestenkill, West Sand Lake, Wynantskill, Averill Park, Defreestville, East Greenbush and North Greenbush, as well as any area in Rensselaer County within a 30- mile radius of the city of Rensselaer that is not covered by a Section 8 office.

Our Mission

The Rensselaer Housing Authority shall at all times provided decent, safe, and sanitary housing for our families. We will also promote efficiency, economy, serviceability and the well-being of our tenants.

Our Mission

The Rensselaer Housing Authority shall at all times provided decent, safe, and sanitary housing for our families. We will also promote efficiency, economy, serviceability and the well-being of our tenants.

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