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All Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority offices shall remain closed until further notice. Closing our offices does not mean we are closed for business. SMHA has adjusted its services and operations to protect staff and the individuals and families we serve from the spread of COVID-19. We are utilizing work from home procedures to the maximum extent possible, which means our Occupancy Specialists and Project Managers will work with you through the U.S. Mail, email, fax and telephone..

Customer service remains our top priority and we have several alternate means for you to continue doing business with us:
  • Staff will be working remotely and will continue to monitor phones and email.
  • Staff will continue to process annual reexaminations.
  • Staff is aware of the unfortunate fact that our clients may experience job loss that may require a rent adjustment. Please call your Occupancy Specialist to report this information and be prepared to provide documentation from your employer.
  • Only emergency work orders will be addressed by maintenance staff during this time period: Call 518-372-5896 for emergency maintenance.
  • All external community room bookings are cancelled until further notice.

Contact Information:

Phone: 518-386-7000

For more detailed information please see attached document: TENANT UPDATE and LETTER FROM HUD

Thank you for your help in curbing transmission of COVID–19.




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In the spirit of continuous improvement, the SMHA has partnered with the Empire State Purchasing Group to post business opportunities with numerous other agencies across New York.

Please visit us on the Empire State Purchasing Group to download available specifications at the link below.

Empire State Purchasing Group

It’s easy to participate. Simply visit the Empire State Purchasing Group website at bidnetdirect.com/new-york/smha1, and click on the link to complete your registration. If you are already registered as a vendor on this system, you do not need to register again.

A subscription service is available that will notify you by e-mail anytime the SMHA, or any other participating agency, issues a solicitation that matches your company’s business. A free, non-notification subscription is also available, at no charge, that provides access to all bid opportunities.

Employment Application


Part time Mason

Please be sure to return completed application to SMHA ONLY