Section 8

  • City of Peekskill Section 8

Effective March 16, 2020, Walk-In Hours at the City of Peekskill Section 8 Department will be suspended until further notice. If you would like to make an appointment, you can call 914-734-4216 to request a phone appointment or in person appointment. Our office is operating on an appointment only basis for program participants and you will have to call the office to request an appointment if needed.

If you are a waitlist applicant and have a question or concern, please contact the main number 914-734-4216 and you will get a phone call back in regards to your inquiry.


The Section 8 Rental Assistance Program is a Federally-funded program created to assist lower income individuals and families in obtaining safe and decent housing, enabling these households to live and work within the City of Peekskill. Under the Section 8 Program, the City assists the tenant by making a monthly payment to the landlords on behalf of the eligible tenant. This payment constitutes the difference between the tenant's payment and the maximum rent allowable by the Federal government for the apartment (usually close to the fair market rent for the unit). For more information please contact the Section 8 Office at 914-734-4216.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jessica Ganus Director (914) 293-8302
Assata Henry Program Specialist (914) 293-8303
Diane Testa Office Assistant (914) 734-4216
Joseph Acosta Housing Inspector (914) 584-0810

Board Members