Amsterdam Housing Authority

NYSPHADA 2018 Scholarship


A scholarship opportunity for high school seniors living in public or assisted housing through the Amsterdam Housing Authority is available.


One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2500.oo

One runner-up will be awarded a laptop computer.



Applications are due to the Amsterdam Housing Authority Executive Director no later than February 1, 2018

in order to meet the NYSPHADA submission deadline of  February 12, 2018.


NYSPHADA 2018 Scholarship Application


Report Every Change of Income


It is very important to notify AHA of ANY change to your income within 10 days of the change.


To protect your housing assistance, always report any new or changed income, including (but not limited to):


    • Employment wages, including changes to your pay or the number of hours you work;
    • Child support payments
    • Social Security (SS) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Disability and/or unemployment benefits
    • Money received from family or friends, including bills paid by anyone outside of your household
    • Public Assistance



Changes must be reported in writing using the Change form available here or on the forms page of the AHA website as well as in the AHA lobby.   Once form the form is completed it can be mailed to our office.  If an appointment is required, you will receive an appointment letter via mail.



Failure to report changes in income can result in unfortunate consequences, including:

    • Being required to repay the Housing Authority
    • Termination from the Section 8 program
    • Prosecution for fraud

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52 Division Street

Amsterdam, New York