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Welcome to the Section 8 Program

The City of Utica Section 8 Program (HA) administers the Federal Housing Choice Voucher rental subsidy program for the City of Utica.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to rent decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since the rental assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find and lease privately owned housing including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

Reasonable Accommodation
If you are disabled and you are unable to pick up an application or to attend a briefing session due to your disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation.


        Santina Ward:
Contact Santina Ward for all application related inquiries

Annual and Non-Emergency Inspection visits have been cancelled until further notice, for any life threatening conditions please call the office at (315) 792-0199

With the offices closed and less staff, we ask that you are patient during this time and we will be processing any changes and will help you as soon as we possibly can.  When leaving a message give your name, return phone number, and what you are calling about and a member of the staff will return your call as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience during this time and will keep you updated on any changes.   

Thank you!

Other Community Resources:

United Way Fund COVID Community Economic Relief Fund -1-866-211-9966 (Help with Bills, Rent, Food)

Oneida County COVID-19 Helpline: 315-798-5439 (Assistance with Daycare, Emergency assistance, Aging and Chronic care services)

For more Information on COVID-19: