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Online Waiting List Pre-Application

Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card, names and dates of birth of all family members. Also you will need income of all family members, and a valid e-mail address. Make sure you have typed correctly all information. Have paper and pen ready to write down your confirmation number.

Submit only ONE application to the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority (SMHA). Duplicate forms will not be accepted.

Applications can be received online anytime that a wait list is open. Applicants will receive a confirmation number to acknowledge successful transmission of the application. By submitting this pre-application information you are not guaranteed placement on any waiting list.

Maintaining Your Status on the Waiting List
If you are added to the waiting list, you will be notified by mail when your name comes to the top of the waiting list or if we are updating our files. If you do not respond to our notifications, or your letter is returned undeliverable, your name will be removed from the waiting list. If you have a change of address, phone number, income, family size or preferences, you must notify us within 10 business days of the change. ALL CHANGES MUST BE IN WRITING . No changes will be taken over the phone. Change forms are available at www.smha1.org. Please include your social security number on any correspondence.

Final program eligibility will be determined when your name reaches the top of the waiting list. Please visit http://www.smha1.org/eligibility.html for more details on eligibility requirements.

The Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation in the access to, admission into, or employment in housing programs or activities.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Written requests for persons with disabilities or persons needing assistance must be put in writing to the SMHA Office.

Begin by entering your date of birth, selecting your county(ies), programs you wish to apply for and entering your social security number:

Date of birth

Select the programs you want to apply to:


Please enter your SSN twice to get started:

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