Watertown Housing Authority

What is the Watertown Housing Authority?

The Watertown Housing Authority is a New York State public housing authority, subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our mission is to manage and maintain public housing developments in order to provide low income individuals decent, affordable, well-maintained housing in safe and secure environment while encouraging economic self-sufficiency.

How to Apply for Public Housing
As of November 2015, you can now apply online!
Apply in English
Aplicación en Español

If you need a paper application, Click Here.
If you need assistance contact the office either by phone, mail, fax or email.
Click here for our contact information.

What Happens Next?

Once your application has been received, it will be checked for completeness, entered into our system and you will be placed on our waiting list.  As your name moves toward the top of our waiting list, you will be contacted for a pre-leasing interview to make sure that you are eligible for our program and provide updated information.  If you are eligible, you will be called when an apartment with the right number of bedrooms becomes available to view.  If you decide to take the apartment, then final move-in paperwork will be completed and keys will be issued.

For more information on eligibility, public housing and the WHA mission,
visit the About / FAQ page