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Who We Are

The Watertown Housing Authority is a New York State public housing authority, subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Housing Authorities were established to provide decent, safe and affordable rental housing for eligible low-income families, elderly and seniors, and persons with disabilities. Housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high-rise apartments for the elderly and/or persons with disabilities. There are approximately 1.3 million households serviced through units across the country and managed by some 3,300 Housing Authorities (HAs). 


The Watertown Housing Authority, established in 1948 by the Mayor of Watertown, NY, Henry A. Hudson, designated a five member Housing Authority Commission, which was vested with full powers, to consider housing needs, under New York State Public Housing Law, for the Watertown area. This was the start of the Watertown Housing Authority.


For decades, the Watertown Housing Authority has continued to grow and service families across the city. Today, WHA manages seven subsidized communities successfully built to support the ever growing population since 1952.

 Living at WHA’s Skyline Apartments enables me to be centrally located to downtown businesses. It is on the Watertown City Bus Route, with a bus stop located at our building. I enjoy activities planned in the Community Room and the free holiday dinners offered to us. The Maintenance staff is superb."

Jerry H. Tenant of Skyline Apartments 

A smiling family. The mother is hugging her special needs son.

Our Mission

Our mission is to align our resources with the needs of our neighbors in order to provide them with access to affordable, well maintained housing in a safe and secure environment.


By doing so, we connect our residents with a supportive community and encourage economic self-sufficiency.

Old and Young

Our Vision

Living through our mission, we hope Watertown Housing Authority will make a positive difference in the lives of thousands across the North Country for decades to come.

We work hard to drive change and are committed to enriching the lives of our residents.

WHA Team

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