Seneca Housing has once again been chosen by the NY State Housing Trust Fund Corporation to administer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in the county.
Melissa Nesbit with Seneca Housing says the program provides subsidies to low-income families to assist them in gaining access to housing in the private sector.
Landlords also receive incentives to take part in the program
In 2021, Seneca Housing paid $2,481,794 in subsidies to property owners in Seneca County and delivered more than $35,000 in CARES Act relief funding to Seneca County residents. Additionally, to reduce obstacles faced by participants in obtaining housing and to incentivize landlords to rent to program participants in competitive markets, Seneca Housing has been awarded funding to implement both a Landlord Rent Incentive and Security Deposit Assistance Program.
Seneca Housing offers housing assistance for veterans
Many small landlords were affected by the eviction moratorium put in place by the state during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seneca Housing is also the designer of the Seneca County Veterans’ Housing Initiative and has procured separate funding specifically for the purpose of financing security deposits for Veterans who wish to live in rental housing in Seneca County. Likewise, their annual fundraiser, Masquerade, funds the construction and maintenance of safe, decent, and affordable rental housing for Veterans in Seneca County. This year’s event, Masquerade 2022, will be on October 22, 2022, in the Vine Showroom at del Lago Resort & Casino. Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Nesbit at 315-568-2200.
Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Melissa Nesbit below.