Fairport Urban
Renewal Agency

Section 8
Housing Program

  • Preserve & increase affordable housing
  • Promote Fair Housing
  • Encourage families to be self-sufficient

The Section 8 Waiting List is currently closed.

Landlord Roundtable Discussion on Nov. 1, 2023

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Walk-In Hours

Walk-in Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM only.

Appointments are required for any other times. Please contact us below.
To submit documentation, a drop box is available at our office Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Sturgis

Section 8 Housing Director


Sheila Stockslader

Section 8 Assistant Housing Director

Text Line: 585.430.4781

Linda Kavanagh-Schwenger

HCV Administrative Specialist

Text Line: 585.430.8213

Paul Lindsay

Section 8 Housing Inspector


Our Service Areas

The Agency’s service area includes the eastern portion of Monroe County which includes the Towns (and Villages therein) of Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, East Rochester, Brighton, Henrietta, Pittsford, Perinton, Rush, Mendon, and the Town of Macedon within Wayne County.

Areas served by Section 8 Housing Agency

What We Do

The Village of Fairport has contracted with the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency to administer a Housing Choice Voucher Program in Eastern Monroe County. 


The program is designed to promote decent, safe and affordable housing, create economic opportunities and a stable living environment without discrimination for tenants.

How We Help

The program’s goals include:

Preserve and increase the supply of affordable rental housing units.

Increase housing choice and discourage the stratification of housing types.

Promote social and economic diversification and integration.

Maximize the impact of housing assistance funding and leverage other public funds.

Encourage families to be economically self-sufficient.

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Section 8 Administrative Documents

To view Section 8 plans, policies, financials and more visit our document library.


“Thank you for the grant! It made my vision come true for my house!!”

Lisa L.
Village Resident

“Thank you so much for this front porch grant. It certainly helps. I am grateful that I now have a safe and beautiful front porch.” 

Joanne M.

Village Resident

“The village of Fairport’s economic development group has embraced the project,” Lester said. “Most municipalities would have put the development team through the ringer. Fairport was like, ‘What can we do for you?’ ”

Matt Lester

Caliber Brokerage

“This is a shining example of how the arts and the Erie Canal can come together to create vibrant public spaces. Fairport has long been a quintessential canal village and this installation will make it an even more compelling destination.”

Brian U. Stratton

NYS Canal Corporation Director

“Fairport’s Office of Community and Economic Development supports local businesses and is dedicated to developing a Village business district that supports small business and the needs of the local community. OCED helps business owners cut through the red tape and navigate the complex process for new businesses looking to open or existing businesses looking to expand. It is like having an extra consultant on your team that will support you throughout the life cycle of your business.”

Tracy Jong, Esq.

Senior Attorney, Evans Fox, LLP

“The Village of Fairport is blessed with scenic Canal frontage, vibrant retail, food and beverage establishments, and a wonderfully charming community. They are also fortunate to have the Office of Community and Economic Development, which works tirelessly to champion development projects and capitalize on opportunities to optimize their downtown. Working with OCED on numerous projects within the Village has been undoubtedly one of the highlights of my professional career.”

John Reddington, RLA, ASLA

Trowbridge Wolf Michaels - A Fisher Associates Landscape Architecture Studio

“Fairport OCED supports the charming and thriving village of Fairport with engaged and creative leadership who are dedicated to working with businesses and the community on sustainable growth. Great people to work with!”

Jared Shepard

MRB Group

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The Fairport Urban Renewal Agency Section 8 Program is committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO)/non-discrimination for all persons regardless of age, carrier status, citizenship, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, victim of domestic violence, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Further, Fairport Urban Renewal Agency complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws in the administration of its policies, programs and activities..