About Us

The Cohoes Housing Authority was created by the New York State Legislature to provide homes for low income families. The rent you pay does not fully cover the economic cost of shelter with us and requires subsidy from the United States Federal Government.

All families must meet eligibility requirements with respect to income and are selected in accordance with the approved Cohoes Housing Authority Occupancy Policy and the Housing Act of 1939 mandated by Congress.

The CHA Office and staff operates under the guidance of the Executive Director. CHA properties are handicapped accessible, including hearing-impaired smoke detectors and many other accommodations. The office is open for business 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The CHA manages 306 apartments owned by the Cohoes Housing Authority. Five Commissioners appointed by the City Council and two tenant elected representatives serve as the governing body of the Authority.

From 1991 to the present, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) started the Public Housing Management Assessment Program (PHMAP). Since then, the CHA has consistently earned the titles of “Good Performers” and “Outstanding Performers”, a rating the CHA is very proud to have.

Board of Commissioner Meeting TBA  Everyone is invited We will be going to the other sites as well in the upcoming months.
518.235.4500 or Email: KOliver@cohoeshousing.org
 The Board of Commissioners     
 Mark Pascale                  Chairperson         
Shawn Higgins                 Vice-Chairperson    
Timothy Moore                 Commissioner     
Kaitlyn Wood                    Commissioner                     
Lee Furbeck                     Commissioner     
Colleen Mayo                   Tenant Commissioner                     
Robert Thomas                Tenant Commissioner                    

Mr. Brian Kremer
Goldberger & Kremer    Legal Counsel