Income-based Housing 2017-09-26T21:01:54+00:00

income-based housing

Longley Jones provides unique housing opportunities for low-income individuals and families. Our Income-Based Housing Program – also known as Project-Based Section 8 – provides rent-subsidized apartments to those who lack the financial resources to afford adequate housing. 

What is Section 8?

Section 8 is a rent assistance program funded by the federal government through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Eligible applicants pay approximately 30% of their adjusted gross income toward rent. The program pays the remainder of the rent directly to the landlord.

What is Section 515?

Section 515 is a USDA rural housing program which provides affordable rental housing assistance in rural areas. Rural Development subsidizes rents for low-income tenants who cannot afford to pay their full rent.

Housing for Seniors

Our income-based housing program features several locations designated for senior citizens. To qualify, applicants must be at least 62 years of age or disabled or handicapped as defined in Section 223 of the Social Security Act.


Applications for our Income-Based Housing Program are accepted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. All applicants must undergo a background check, which includes credit rating, landlord history, and criminal history. Applicants must also meet the established income criteria and occupancy guidelines. Qualified applicants are placed on a waiting list, with housing provided based on availability. 


In Syracuse, apartment applications may be picked up at 753 James Street, Suite 101, Syracuse, NY 13203.
For apartment applications in Utica, Vernon, Lafayette and Plattsburgh, contact the property manager as listed below.

What to bring to your application interview

To apply for our Income-based Housing Program, please bring the following:
1.) Photo ID for persons 18 or older
2.) Birth certificates and Social Security cards for each family member
3.) Proof of income (pay stubs, Social Security Award Letter, PA budget sheet)

The waiting list for studio apartments in Syracuse will be opening May 1st, 2017. The waiting list for 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments in Syracuse is currently closed. 

 “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410. Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal- relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

TTY# 800-662-1220
TDD# 800-421-1220
Age 62 & older or disabled regardless of age.

Section 8 Housing

Ambassador Apartments

901 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Property Manager — Alex Gilbert
Phone: 315.288.2196 • Fax: 315.373.0701

Beekman Towers

50 Truman Avenue
Plattsburgh, New York 12901-1248
Property Manager — Prudy Nelson
Phone: 518.561.7770 • Fax: 518.561.1884

Belmore Apartments

100 Wood Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13205
Property Manager — Alex Gilbert
Phone: 315.288.2196 • Fax: 315.373.0701

Historical Park Apartments

100 Rutgers Street
Utica, NY 13501
Site Manager — Helen Klotz
Phone: 315.735.4083 • Fax: 315.327.1202

Roxy Apartments

723 West Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Property Manager — Alex Gilbert
Phone: 315.288.2196 • Fax: 315.373.0701

South Avenue Apartments

1202 South Avenue
Syracuse, NY
Property Manager — Alex Gilbert
Phone: 315.288.2196 • Fax: 315.373.070

Springfield Gardens

76 Caton Drive
Dewitt, NY 13214
Property Manager — Anthony Mariani
Phone: 315.446.6140

Wolverine Apartments

205 North Townsend Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Property Manager — Alex Gilbert
Phone: 315.288.2196 • Fax: 315.373.070

Woodbine Apartments

100-04 Woodbine Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13206
Property Manager — Alex Gilbert
Phone: 315.288.2196 • Fax: 315.373.0701

Section 515 Housing

Festival Gardens

6162 Route 20
LaFayette, NY 13084
Site Manager — Barb Ahearn
Phone: 315.677.3836 • Fax: 315.677.8108

Village East Apartments

4425 Stuhlman Road
Vernon, NY 13476
Site Manager — Joann Koberstein
Phone: 315.829.3274 • Fax: 315.327.1202