Community Development

Rental Assistance Program
What is the Rental Assistance Program?

The Town of Colonie Rental Assistance program is a federally-funded program that assists low-income families and individuals with paying their rent. Preference in assigning funding under the program is given to families and individuals that live or work in the Town of Colonie . If you are eligible and if the rental unit you live in now or the rental unit you want to move to qualifies, the Town of Colonie Rental Assistance program can reduce the rent you pay, provide you with better housing, and increase your purchasing power.

Who is eligible?

Families and individuals with gross annual income that does not exceed allowable amounts (see chart) are eligible for the Town of Colonie Rental Assistance program if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Individuals who are age 62 or older, disabled, or displaced by government action
  • Families of two or more members
  • Single persons who are under age 62, not disabled, and not displaced (although eligible single persons who are under age 62, not disabled, and not displaced are given a low preference and are not usually housed under the program)

A household's current gross income from all sources cannot exceed 50% of the area median income.

Household Size

Annual Income Limit

1 $33,950
2 $38,800
3 $43,650
4 $48,500
5 $52,400
6 $56,300
7 $60,150
8 or more $64,050

Who to contact?

The Town of Colonie Rental Assistance program is administered by a private consultant. If you think you may be eligible, you may contact them at (518) 372-8846 for additional information and for an application for the Town of Colonie Rental Assistance program.

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Contact

(518) 783-2718
(518) 372-8846 ext. 112 - Rental Assistance Program (Section 8)