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

If you are interested in applying for public housing,
contact the office either by phone, mail, fax or email.
Click here for our contact information.

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Application Instructions:
• Only one application per person
• Application must be filled out completely
• Applicants must provide their complete address and phone number if one is available
• Applicant will need to provide a copy of Photo ID
for all individuals 18 years of age or older
• Completed applications must be mailed or returned to:

Watertown Housing Authority
Administrative Office
142 Mechanic St., Watertown, NY 13601

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