The Mechanicville Housing Authority (MHA) located in the City of Mechanicville in Saratoga County was created by the New York State Legislature at the request of the City Council of the City of Mechanicville in 1949 stating that it would be in the public interest to create and establish for the City of Mechanicville a Municipal Housing Authority.
MHA receives funding from Federal government sources and must comply with applicable requirements of those funding sources. The management of the MHA is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal control over compliance with requirements of law, regulations, contracts and grants applicable to federal programs.
The MHA had total revenues of $2,769,137 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021. Expenditures of Federal Award costs were funded primarily from rental income from tenants and subsidies from HUD.
MHA owns and operates two developments totaling 160 units.
MHA also administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), commonly referred to as Section 8, for up to 184 households who qualify within Program Budget limits. The HCVP Program provides rental assistance to eligible Mechanicville households in the form of vouchers which limit a family’s rent based on a percentage of their income in accordance with government regulations.
The MHA is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider. It is the policy of the MHA to comply fully with all Federal, State, and local nondiscrimination laws; the Americans With Disabilities Act; and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under the MHA housing program.