About Us

The Cohoes Housing Authority provides homes for low-income Cohoes families. Created in 1959, at the request of Mayor Hugh Donnelly, the Authority has expanded its scope of tenant services far beyond housing to include job skills training, in-home education programs and youth programs.

Families who meet income requirements are selected in accordance with the Cohoes Housing Authority Occupancy Policy and Housing Act of 1939. There is no discrimination against people of any race, sex, color, or religion, and rent is partially subsidized by the federal government.

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 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The CHA manages 306 apartments owned by the Cohoes Housing Authority and in addition manage 81 units at Van Rensselaer Village and 13 tax credit senior units in Green Island. 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    
William Springle, Jr.    Commissioner     
Kaitlyn Wood      Commissioner                     
Michael Durocher  Commissioner     
Colleen Mayo    Tenant Commissioner                     
Robert Thomas    Tenant Commissioner                    
Mr. Brian Kremer
Goldberger & Kremer    Legal Counsel