To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.


The City of Beacon Housing Authority (BHA) was created in 1969 and since then has been providing affordable housing to eligible individuals and families in the City of Beacon and surrounding communities.

The BHA is governed by a seven member Board of Directors.  Five members are appointed by Beacon’s Mayor. Two members are tenant representatives who are elected by the tenants of Forrestal Heights and Hamilton Fish Plaza. Our policies and priorities are established through a five-year/annual plan.  We receive most of our funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which has rated us as a High Performer.

The BHA manages 245 public housing apartments and provides Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance to over 300 families living in our jurisdiction.


We organize a full calendar of events for our residents which include family days, community meetings, job fairs, health seminars, financial education, beauty services, and much more!…

“We are like a family here really—everybody knows everybody. Some people have been here as long as 16 years. We get to know one another…. And the office and maintenance people here are really helpful; if you need something they are here right away. I know people who forget their keys and call maintenance for help, even after hours, and they come right over and help.”

Nancy Hoffman | Resident Since 2013


Norman MacLeod

Gwendolyn Outlar Davis
Vice Chair

Pamela Barrack

Anthony Lassiter

John Urbanak

Deborah Petrocine
Resident Commissioner

Our Success

The Beacon Housing Authority works every day to improve our public housing facilities:

The purpose of the grant is to connect tenants of public housing authorities with services and activities to achieve economic and housing self-sufficiency.  This purpose is twofold, as the program will work with families and senior citizens or people with disabilities through an on-site resident initiatives coordinator

  • One of the first housing authorities to incorporate renewable energy in New York State.
  • Identified as a high-performing housing authority by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Awarded Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency [ROSS] grant from HUD.

The work with families will include services to help families increase earned income, thus reducing or eliminating the need for public assistance. For the senior citizens and people with disabilities, the program is designed to improve living conditions to allow for independent living.


Workshops will be on the third Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 1:00pm in the Board Room at Forrestal Heights.  Workshops are open to the public but there will be no public comment portion



Regular meetings shall be held the third Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

March and November regular meetings will be held at 6pm in the community room at Hamilton Fish Plaza. All other meetings will be held at 6pm in the Board Room at Forrestal Heights

Meeting locations may change by resolution of the Board.