FAQ

Are you accepting applications?

Yes! We accept applications on an ongoing basis.

How long is your waitlist?

We currently have a wait time of up to two years for an apartment.

Do you accept Section 8 vouchers?

Yes! Section 8 vouchers are welcome here.

What is Section 8 Housing?

Section 8 Housing is a class of housing defined, approved, and managed by the Federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). If you qualify for Section 8 Housing based on income and other eligibility factors, you will be issued a voucher (tied to the housing unit or apartment you wish to secure) that caps your rent payment at 30% of your income, with the remainder of your rent being subsidized by the Federal Government. Please note, there is a waiting list to apply for Section 8 housing. Middletown Housing Authority has a waiting list for Section 8 apartments. All applicants can apply to Pathstone (Section 8) in Middletown. For more information, contact Section 8 in Orange County, NY -- located at 1 Industrial Drive, Middletown, NY 10941 or by calling 845-343-0771.

What is Affordable (or Section 42) Housing?

Affordable (or Section 42) Housing is a class of housing or apartment units offered by developers or landlords at a reduced rate to those with demonstrated financial need. You will need to establish your eligibility based on income and other financial data. Your application is submitted to and processed by the landlord or developer of the Section 42 housing complex. The rental rate for Section 42 housing is fixed and capped by the County where the housing is located; it also does not fluctuate based on your income.

Do you accept rental assistance from Social Services?

Under certain circumstances, we do accept rental assistance from Social Services.

Are the utilities included in the rent?

Heat, hot water and electric charges are included in your rent payment.

Are you close to shopping, schools and doctors?

Yes! The local transit and school buses pick up at our apartment complexes.

Are pets allowed?

Inquire about our pet policy.

Do you have apartments for singles?

Middletown Family Housing is for families and seniors. Our 0 bedroom (studio) and 1 bedroom apartments are for Senior Citizens (aged 55 and older) or physically challenged or disabled individuals only.

Everything: The apartments, staff, Board Members, counsel, administrators, advocates, maintenance staff... I think Middletown Housing Authority is the very best. I love the way they work overtime and every day, week, month, and year. They are the best. And I have been here for over 30 some years. Thank you for all the years I have been a tenant and no problems yet!

- B. Washington

It is unlike any other housing residence I have seen. The people are family-oriented and look out for each other. Second, the rent is adjusted to your household income. And third, utilities are included which helps tremendously.

- C. Smith

This is a nice place to live, with good people around us, and a reliable roof over my and my kids' heads. The staff here is very helpful when you need them to be. It's just a great place to live.

- E. Merritt