HCV Program (Section 8)


Through its Rental Assistance program and Family Self Sufficiency Program, Arbor Housing and Development creates pathways to the security, stability and independence everyone deserves.

Section 8 Rental Assistance

Need help paying your rent or know someone that does?

The Section 8 Rental Assistance Program provides assistance to very low and low-income households in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties. The program is designed to assist renters with securing decent, safe and sanitary rental housing at an affordable cost. Payments are made directly to participating landlords on behalf of qualified households. Applicants must meet the income eligibility guidelines listed below.

The following income limits are 50% of the area median income and will allow you to be placed on the waiting list. However, we are required to target assistance to families whose income is at or below 30% of median income.

Project based rental assistance is also available at, Chemung Crossing in Elmira, Knoxville Manor Apartments in Corning, Lake Street Senior Apartments in Hammondsport, Lamphear Court I in Corning, Seneca Manor in Hornellsville, Village Square Apartments in Painted Post, and Watkins Glen School Apartments in Watkins Glen. Please click here for an application for the above projects.

  Chemung  Schuyler Steuben
1 person $25,900 $23,200 $23,200
2 people $29,600 $26,500 $26,500
3 people $33,300 $29,800 $29,800
4 people $37,000 $33,100 $33,100
5 people $40,000 $35,750 $35,750
6 people $42,950 $38,400 $38,400
7 people $45,900 $41,050 $41,050
8 people $48,850 $43,700 $43,700

To apply for rental assistance email us at, or call us at 607-654-7487. Find the application forms you need right here.