Our old friend at Clifford and Conkey. Photo by JF.
We got to thinking this afternoon, and we did some looking around for some facts that might help. Join us in thinking about this:
Total number of housing units in Rochester, New York:
99,788 units (ACS data, 2010)
Total number of vacant housing units:
10,131 units (ACS data, 2010)
About 10 percent vacant, many slated for demolition in the City’s Project Green. (City of Rochester web site)
Total number of housing units owned by the Rochester Housing Authority:
2,432 units (from the RHA 2014 annual plan)
Total number of Section 8 housing units:
8,226 (same source)
Now here is where it gets interesting.
Current RHA Waiting List (as of 03.23.13):
Average wait: 31 months
Current Section 8 Waiting List:
Average wait: 47 months
Total units on Waiting List:
Hmm. Does this add up?