Clinton County Housing Assistance Program
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The Clinton County Housing Assistance Program (CCHAP) is a non-profit organization that exists for the sole purpose of providing Clinton County residents with rental assistance. This web site is here to assist, educate, and provide you with useful information regarding housing in Clinton County (outside the City of Plattsburgh).
“Improve housing quality, availability and affordability, and promote healthy communities that meet the needs of citizens in Clinton County – through housing and community development programs that seek to improve housing affordability and alleviate economic distress.”
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program helps very low income tenants by providing direct monthly rental assistance payments to the landlord on behalf of the tenant(s). The tenant’s contribution to housing cost is based on the family income and is at least 30% but not more than 40% of monthly adjusted income.
Under the project-based voucher program, an individual or family is offered a voucher that is tied to a specific unit. Because the assistance is tied to the unit, a family who moves from the project-based unit does not have any right to continued housing assistance. However, they may be eligible for a tenant based voucher when one becomes available.
CCHAP currently has multiple project-based housing sites. A family interested in participating in the project-based program may pick up an application at our office, download from the website or have one mailed to them. Applicants’ names are placed on the waiting list and are served in order of date and time of application.
Under the HCV to Homeownership Program, any Section 8 eligible program participant who has completed one year of satisfactory compliance with the HCV program and meets the additional eligibility requirements may use their Section 8 Housing choice voucher assistance to purchase rather than rent a home.
If you are interested in this program, please contact our office for more information regarding eligibility and guidelines.
This program may assist you with funds to make a home affordable to your family. Funding is based upon need and the subsidy amount varies according to your income. The amount of assistance you receive is calculated by using your total monthly income. In general, you will be expected to pay 30% of your total monthly income toward your housing expenses.