Public Housing

Public Housing

Please visit: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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.

Forrestal Heights

Located on Wolcott Avenue
(Rt. 9D), Beacon NY

  • This building features 175 units ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms.
  • We serve income-eligible residents.
  • Residents consist of senior citizens, people with disabilities, and families.
  • There is a Resident Initiatives Coordinator to help link residents with services and programs to achieve self-sufficiency.
  • This property is adjacent to a park with a new playground and basketball and tennis courts.
  • On-site laundry and beautician.
  • County-sponsored lunch programs for senior citizens.
  • Conveniently located within walking distance of Main Street, with access to local bus transportation and parking.
  • Solar panels supply high-rise residents with hot water.

Office Hours

Management Office
One Forrestal Heights

Walk in Hours
Mon / Wed / Fri
8am – 3:30pm

Staff available
Tue & Thu
By appointment Only

Phone Hours
Mon – Fri
8am – 3:30pm

Waiting List

Register here for alerts on the opening and closing of the waiting list. Studio & 1 Bedroom lists are open – call the office for more information and to obtain an application. 2 – 5 bedroom lists are closed.

Hamilton Fish Plaza

Located at 31 Eliza Street

  • This building features units ranging in size from studios to 1 bedroom.
  • We serve income eligible-residents.
  • Residents consist of senior citizens and people with disabilities.
  • There is a Resident Initiatives Coordinator to help link residents with services and programs to achieve self-sufficiency
  • Conveniently located within walking distance of Main Street.
  • On-site community room and laundry.
  • Solar panels supply residents with hot water.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you or anyone in your household is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact our office.

Income Limits

HUD sets the income limits for applicants to public housing.  To be income eligible, a family must be at least a low-income family according to the income limits set by HUD.

During the BHA’s fiscal year, at least 40% of the families admitted must be extremely low income.

Please visit: HudUser.gov for current income limit information.

Forms

Request For a Reasonable Accommodation

Hamilton Fish Plaza Overnight Guest Form

Forrestal Heights Overnight Guest Form

Notice of Intent to Vacate Apartment

Additional Key/Lost Key

Freedom of Information Request Form

Income Change Form

Tenant Going Away Form

Complaint Form

Child Care Form

Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking