Albany Housing Authority

The Albany Housing Authority provides housing accommodations for persons of low income. The Housing Authority has the power to investigate into living conditions in the City of Albany and how to improve such conditions, construct, improve, alter and repair any project, lease or rent dwelling units to persons of low income and hold hearings and conduct investigations for any matter related to the Housing Authority.

The Housing Authority consists of seven members who serve five-year terms. Only one member of the Authority may be a City employee or official. The Mayor appoints five members and Housing Authority tenants elected two members.

Members and Dates of Expiration

Appointed by Mayor:
  • Michael Whalen, Chairman
  • Kelly Kimbrough, Vice-Chairman
  • Mark Bobb-Semple
  • Father James Lefebvre
  • Linda Mallory-Mitchell
Elected by Tenants:
  • Mary Ann Hines 
  • Melvenia Jenkins 

Contact Information

Steven Longo
Executive Director, Albany Housing Authority
200 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 641-7500


The Albany Housing Authority meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM in Council Chambers. For a listing of meeting dates, please visit the City of Albany events calendar.


New York State Public Housing Law Article 3 and Article 13 Title 23 Section 426 For more information on the Albany Housing Authority, please visit their website at