Brooklyn a city in Kings County, New York

This city is served by the NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation

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Market Overview

Brooklyn is a city in Kings County, New York. The population of Brooklyn, according to the 2010 Census, is 0. The total number of households in the city is 0. The average household size for Brooklyn is . The total number of renter households in the city is 0 which means that 0% of households are renter households.

Brooklyn’s Federally assisted affordable rental housing stock includes properties financed through the following programs:

ProgramPropertiesUnits
Section 8 146 17,500
LIHTC 465 18,144
Section 202 69 5,917
Section 811 2 15
Total 635 45,451
Note: The total does not necessarily equal the sum of each program as some properties may participate in multiple funding programs.

The average number of units per property for affordable rentals in Brooklyn is 71.60. The largest Federally assisted affordable rental community in the city is Starrett City at 5881 units and the smallest is Kosciusko Cluster 295 Kosciusko at 2 unit(s). 77 apartment properties provide housing for seniors containing 6,495 units. Of the 45,451 units, 23,272 units include some form of rental assistance (like Section 8) to make rent more affordable for very low income families.

Federally Assisted Units By Property

Name Total Units
Starrett City 5881
Linda Plaza Apartments 1527
Bay View Homes I 1049
Marlboro II 940
Marlboro I 823
Marcus Garvey Village 623
Spring Creek 582
Bay View Homes II 560
Shore Hill Apartments 559
Oceangate 542
Roberto Clemente Plaza 534
Riverdale Towers 524
Rutland Road Plaza 438
Sea Park West 362
Bay Park II 338
Coney Island Site 4a1 334
Sea Park East 332
Medgar Evers Houses 312
Vernon Avenue 267
Remeeder Houses 260
Friendset Apartments 259
Sutter Gardens 258
Saratoga Square 251
Risley Dent Towers 248
Newport Gardens 240
Harbor View 224
Norgate Plaza 214
Fulton Park Apartments 209
Muhlenberg/nevins Residence 202
Sumet I 201
Bishop Boardman Apartments 201
Scheuer House 196
St John's Place Phase I 192
Hewes Mews I 190
Alliant Asset Mgt. Co. Llc 190
Pierrepont House For The Elderly 189
Sunset Park Nsa Group I 186
Marien-heim Tower 182
Buckingham Hall 180
Kings County Senior Residence 173
Livonia Terrace 173
Lincoln Residence 172
Marien-heim of Sunset Park 169
Grace Towers 168
La Cabana Houses 167
Grace Towers Apartments 167
Brownsville Gardens 162
Gates Avenue Associates II Lp 160
Goodwin Place Hsg For The Elderly 160
Ridgewood Bushwick Seniorcitizen Housing 160
Scheuer House of Brighton 154
David Chavis Apartments 153
Cornerstone Senior Housing 151
Scheuer House of Manhattan Beach 150
Greene Avenue Senior Citizens 150
Jennings Hall Senior Citizen Housing 150
Bethany Apartments 150
H.e.l.p. House 150
Sunset Park Nsa Group II 148
Elva McZeal 142
Williams Associates 140
Smith-woodward Plaza 140
Schaefer Brewery Apartments 140
Brooklyn Apartments 138
Howard Avenue Rehabilitation 135
Bedford Stuyvesant Nsa I 132
Borough Park Courts 131
Elliot Graham Housing 123
Council Towers IV 122
Council Towers III 122
Council Towers II 122
Caribe Gardens 121
Flatbush Houses 121
Sutter Houses 120
Round II 120
Riverstone Houses 120
Round II 120
Union Street Houses 119
Daniel Hale Williams Houses 116
Shorefront Towers 116
Sea Park North 116
Riverway Apartments 115
Monsignor John P. O 113
Palmer's Dock 113
Cabs Elderly Housing 111
Kings Court Apartments 110
Mamie Wiggins Apartments 108
Crown Heights Nrp 107
Sons of Italy Senior Citizens Housing 106
Clarkson Gardens 105
Cumberland Gardens 105
550 Watkins Street Llc 104
Stuypark Housing 103
Duncan Genns Apartments 103
Magnolia Plaza 102
67 Hanson Place 102
The Fountains 102
Carroll Gardens Senior Citizen Housing 101
Navy Green R3 101
Spring Creek Ph I 100
David Minkin Residence 100
John Walter Edwards Apartments 100
Dupont Street Senior Housing 98
Greene Clermont Houses 97
Tri-block Houses 96
Plaza De Los Ancianos De Wilson 95
Quincy Senior Residence 94
Balfour Court Apartments 94
Rheingold Gardens 93
Mary R. Wilson-bilal 93
Albany-decatur Rehabilitation 92
Elijah Smith Houses 91
Prospect Arms Apartments 91
Penn Gardens I 90
1790 Pitkin Avenue 90
Tri-senior Housing 89
St Marks Episcopal Hdfc 89
Harbor Hill 87
Martin Luther Court 87
Ellery Court Senior Hsg 87
New Lots Plaza 87
Brookdale Residence 87
Lefferts Heights Housing 87
Msgr. Jospeh F. Stedman Senior Housing 87
Bklyn Eye 86
Bridge Street Senior Housing 86
Fort Green Apartments For The Elderly 85
Saint Leonard's Family Housing 85
Greene Park Arms 84
The Plaza 84
Carbrook Apartments 83
Spring Creek Ph2 83
The Plaza 83
Golden Gates 83
Unity Apartments 83
Gates Plaza 82
St Marks House Phase II 82
Dorothy Dublin Houses 81
Troutman Evergreen Senior Citizens Houses 81
Brooklyn Home For Aged People 80
Sunset Gardens 80
Bishop Richard B. Martin Sr. Hsg 79
Grant Development 79
Mercy Home Single Room Occupancy 78
The Plaza 78
Bec New Communities/p. Bergen Kingston A 77
Phase Iic1 & Iic2 77
Berean Houses 77
Plaza Apartments 76
Surf Gardens 76
Abraham Resid. I 3915 Neptune 76
Bedford-stuyvesant Nsa II 75
Vermont School 75
Ahi Ezer Apartments 74
Joseph Belsky House 74
West End Gardens I 74
The Plaza 74
Park Terrace_apartments 72
Clover Hall 72
218 Gates Supportive Housing Project 72
196 Rockaway Parkway 71
Bensonhurst Hsg For The Elderly 71
71
Round VII Bec New Communities 71
Round I 71
71
Winthrop Gardens 70
Williamsburg Apartments 70
Tiffany Mews 69
Hewitt House Housing Partnership Inc 69
675 Empire Boulevard 68
Round III 68
Warren Street Supportive Housing 68
1330 Willoughby Ave 68
Round I 68
Mt. Carmel Senior Housing 67
Round IV 67
Cabs Houses 66
Ozzie Wilson Residences Senior Housing 66
The Plaza 66
Los Sures Senior Housing 65
Fulton Street South 65
Pulaski Manor 65
Hope Equities Limited Partnership 65
Sunset Park Housing 65
Metropolitan Houses 65
The Rockaway 64
Monsignor Alexius Jarka Hall 64
609 Metropolitan Avenue Apartments 64
Eastern Parkway 64
Dekalb Avenue Apartments 64
St. Teresa of Avila Senior Housing 63
Prospect Heights Apartments 63
Round V 61
Gates Garden Senior Citizens H 61
Pope John Paull II Apartments 61
Union Gardens I 61
Bkle Vacant Bld. 61
R.a.c. Gardens 60
Noll Street Apartments 60
Dona Rosita II 60
The Sixes 60
Goodheart House 60
353 & 357 South 3rd Street Project 60
Willamsburg Court 59
Robert H. Moore Sr. Home 59
East New York 59
Rheingold Heights Apartments 58
Round IV 58
Cypress Court Phase 2 57
Machull Redev Assoc 57
Franklin Development 57
North Core Studios 57
Los Sures Housing For The Elderly 56
New Life Homes 55
Judah Associates 55
Tilden Apartments 55
Marjorie Richardson Court 54
Bk 12 E Corp 54
Riverrock Apartments 54
97 Crooke Avenue 53
Throop Court 53
President Street Apartments 52
Siloam House 52
Superblock Site A 52
Bsdc Joshua Apartments 52
Luis Domenech Terrace 52
Null 52
Bsdc Nrp2001 52
Genesis Neighborhood Center 52
Holy Spirit Senior Housing 51
Avenue W 51
Hfa #15 51
Parkville Houses 51
Knox Place 51
Round IV 50
Msgr. Edward T. Burke Senior Houses 50
Ahi Ezer Plaza 50
Round I 50
575 Fifth Avenue 49
Sumpter Marcus Apartments 49
Neb Apartments 49
Marcus Garvey Senior Housing 48
1041 Bushwick Avenue Apartments 48
Eastern Parkway Development 48
Bedford Development 48
Atlantic Commons 48
1650 President Street 48
Linden Boulevard Development 48
St. Johns Place 48
Pennsylvania Avenue Apartments 48
Georgia's Place 48
Round VII Ne Brooklyn 47
St Lucy/ St Patrick Family Housing 47
120 Gerry Street Hdfc 46
The Alhambra 46
Bedford Community Development Associates 45
Round VI 45
Sixth Avenue Rehab I 45
Monsignor Vetro Hall 45
Round III 45
Rockbridge Associates 44
Quincy-greene Apartments 44
Nelson Luquer 44
Round II 44
Round V Ccd 43
Round VII 43
1425-1445 Gates Avenue 43
Round VI Ne Brooklyn 43
Round VI Abccd 42
Mahood-hawkins Houses 42
Hfa No.13 42
Green Avenue 41
Northside Gardens 41
Abraham Resid. II 3811 Surf 41
Bankole Houses 41
Round III 40
690gates Avenue/dr. Betty Shabazz 40
Elton Court 40
Linden Court 40
West End Gardens II 40
Vermont Mews 40
Ida Apartments 40
Bk 2-m 40
690 Gates Avenue/dr. Betty Shabazz 40
1569 Development 39
Linden Mews 39
Bk-12g 39
690 Gates Avenue/dr. Betty Shabazz 39
690 Gates Avenue/dr. Betty Shabazz 39
Eny Urban Youth Corps/fountain Associates 39
St Marks Apartments 39
South Brooklyn 38
Null 38
658 Montgomery Street 38
219 Sackman St. 38
Melrose Apartments 38
21st Century Dev. Partners L.p. 37
Mhany/acorn Hsg 1 Assoc Inc 37
Fifth Avenue Committee Inc. 36
St. Nicholas Npc/stagg-morgan Lp 36
165 Conover Street Associates L.p. 36
Crown Heights I 36
1921-1925 Fulton Street Housing Dev 36
Round V 36
Round V 36
48-58 Whipple Street Project 36
Round III 36
Medgar Evers Houses 35
Medgar Evers Houses 35
Medgar Evers Houses 35
Medgar Evers Houses 35
Strong Lp 35
349 Crown Street 35
1615 St. Johns Place 35
420 Stockholm St. 35
Putnam Cluster 680 Jefferson 35
724 Dekalb Avenue 35
1544 Park Corp 34
Round III 34
Round VII Ldc of Crown Heights 34
1451 Development 34
Medgar Evers Houses 34
Medgar Evers Houses 34
Round VI 33
Round III 33
Myrtle Ave Apartments 33
Monroe Street Apartments 33
1610 Associates Limited Partnership 33
Union Development 33
President Arms Apartments 32
Crown Heights Development II 32
Huron Street Senior Housing 32
Bec New Communities/sunset Heights Assoc 32
Medgar Evers Houses 32
Round VI 32
79-95 Woodruff 32
Medgar Evers Houses 32
Bk-y Phase II 32
45 Malta Street 31
399-401 South 4th 31
Dean North Apartments 31
Concord Senior Citizen Housing 31
Mt Carmel Monastery Senior Housing 31
Turning Point 31
Round VI Bec New Communities 31
The Clarkson 31
Bec New Communities Hdfc 31
South Eighth Street Partnership 30
Ldc of Crown Heights/vanmew Lp 30
Fountain Avenue Phase 2 29
Sunset Park Rehab 28
Mutual Housing Association of New York 27
Studebaker Place 27
Genesis Assoc 27
Round VII 26
Martense Street Apartments 26
Round VII Eny Urban Youth Corps 26
Manhattan Avenue Development 25
Nostrand Avenue 25
A.c.r.m.d Lubin Center For Independent Living 25
Gates Avenue Cluster 25
Berry Street Limited Partnership 25
Null 24
Khidmah Arms 24
166 Brooklyn Ave Lp 24
996 Hegeman Associates L.p. 24
Parc Vendome 24
Macon Street Apartments 23
Noel Pointer 23
Round VI 23
Round III 22
Irving Stockholm Assoc Inc 22
So. Bklyn Neighb. Redev Assoc. 22
Round II 21
East 21st Street Apartments 21
306 Union Ave. 21
Vannguard Urban Impr Assoc/1661 Macon Lp 21
Kosciusko Cluster 412 Pulaski 21
Round VI Southside 21
738 St. Mark Rehab 21
Bk 12f 21
Franklin Ave. Cluster 572 Prospect 20
1614 Associates 20
Franklin Ave. Cluster 1405 St. John 20
Sullivan St. Apartments 20
1184 Development 19
Round III 18
Round III 18
Eldert/decatur Cluster 87 89 91 Himrod 18
935 Eastern Parkway 17
1596 Development 17
E. Ny Cluster 1604 Bedford 16
45 Malta Street 16
950 St. Marks Ave. 16
Carroll Gardens Association Inc. 16
Monsignor Mullaney Apartments 16
North Brooklyn Estates 16
Gates Ave. Cluster 142-44 Madison 16
1681 President St 16
U-p Rehabilitation Associates 16
1666 Union St 16
Gates Avenue Cluster 16
Kosciusko Cluster 601 Kosciusko 16
Kosciusko Cluster 16
Classon Ave. Cluster 649-51 Classon 15
Phhp Site #8 15
Black Vets For Soc Justice Aids Res 14
Kosciusko Cluster 518-22 Kosciusko 14
Cheever Devlopment Corporation 14
East 21st Street Midwood Residence 14
Rico 14
Sheffield Cluster 475 Riverdale Ave 13
Jefferson Cluster 12
Affordable Dwelling Unit 12
Cooper & Decatur Cluster 12
1085 Manhattan Development 12
Jefferson Cluster 12
1064 Development 12
Cypress Corners 12
Putnam Cluster 684 Jefferson 12
Madison Street Cluster 12
Bushwick Cluster 106 Troutman St 12
Bk 3-h 11
Gates Avenue Cluster 11
Bsdc Nrp2001 10
Eldert/decatur Clust 1492-94 Bushwick 10
Watkins Avenue Cluster 9
Franklin Avenue Cluster 9
Montauk Ave Cluster 9
Putnam Cluster 186-88 Malcom X 9
Sheffield Cluster 640-42 Bradford Ave. 9
75 & 77 Hanson Place 8
Classon Ave Cluster 515 St Marks 8
Bainbridge Cluster 8
Jefferson Cluster 121 Putnam Ave 8
Classon Ave Cluster 818 Bergen 8
Gates Avenue Cluster 8
Franklin Ave. Cluster 697 Franklin 8
Ralph Gates Cluster 8
Mother Gaston Cluster 8
Fpro Group Home 8
Bainbridge Cluster 239 Bainbridge St 8
1452 Bedford Avenues Associates L.p. 8
Pacific St Cluster 808 Park Pl 8
Sheffield Cluster 628 Schenck Ave. 8
Bainbridge Cluster 8
Classon Ave Cluster 483 St Marks 8
Pacific Village Lp- Phase II 8
Classon Ave Cluster 489 St Marks 8
8
Jefferson Cluster 8
Lafayette Cluster 8
Bainbridge Cluster 8
Franklin Ave. Cluster 611 St John 8
Franklin Avenue Cluster 8
E. Ny Cluster 1146 President 8
Classon Ave. Cluster 872 Bergen 8
Putnam Cluster 660 Madison 8
So. Brooklyn - Phase 2 421 Smith St 8
Franklin Ave. Cluster 693 Franklin 8
Pacific St. Cluster 1324 Saint Johns Pl 8
Franklin Avenue Cluster 8
Sheffield Cluster 641 Vermont Ave 8
Putnam Cluster 721 Hancock 8
Classon Ave. Cluster 1063 Pacific 8
Bainbridge Cluster 333 Lewis 8
Pacific St Cluster 83 Kingston Ave 8
Kosciusko Cluster 556 Kosciusko 8
Howard Ave Clust 981 Jefferson 8
Howard Avenue Cluster 872 Madison St 8
Howard Avenue Cluster 50 Howard Ave 8
Putnam Cluster 768 Jefferson 8
Pacific St. Cluster 1446 Pacific St 8
Putnam Cluster 668 Madison St 8
Eldert/decatur Clust 15 Menahan 8
Putnam Cluster 723 Hancock St 8
Bainbridge Cluster 372 Lewis 8
Classon Ave. Cluster 643 Franklin 8
Howard Avenue Apartments 7
Bainbridge Cluster 217 Bainbridge St 7
Lafayette Cluster 895 Lafayette 7
E. Ny Cluster 300 Rutland 7
Bainbridge Cluster 412 Macdonough 7
Classon Ave. Cluster 667 Classon 7
Classon Ave Cluster 808 Bergen 7
Madison Street Cluster 7
Eldert/decatur Cluster 436 Evergreen 7
119 Ralph Avenue 7
South Ninth 7
Howard Avenue Apartments 6
Jefferson Cluster 1204 Bedford Ave 6
Eldert/decatur Clust 205 Wilson 6
Putnam Cluster 201 Malcolm 6
Bainbridge Cluster 660 Halsey 6
Watkins Avenue Cluster 6
Bainbridge Cluster 6
Bainbridge Cluster 469 Hancock 6
Watkins Avenue Cluster 6
Watkins Avenue Cluster 6
Watkins Avenue Cluster 6
Bainbridge Cluster 6
Pacific St. Cluster 1192 Dean St 6
Howard Ave Clust 653 McDonough 6
Sheffield Cluster 638 Vermont Ave 6
E. Ny Cluster 827 29 31 E Ny Ave 6
Howard Ave Clust 1058 Putnam 6
Eldert/decatur Cluster 464 Central 6
Pacific St. Cluster 1144 Saint Johns Pl 6
South Ninth 6
Ralph Gates Cluster 6
Montauk Avenue Cluster 6
Sheffield Cluster 516 Hegeman Ave 6
Sheffield Avenue Cluster 6
Eldert/decatur Clust 146 Grove 6
Eldert/decatur Clust 12 Menahan 6
Watkins Avenue Cluster 6
Madison Street Cluster 6
Watkins Avenue Cluster 6
Madison St. Cluster 401 Putnam 6
Howard Ave Clust 914 Hancock 6
Cooper Street Cluster 6
Classon Ave. Cluster 663 Classon 6
Bushwick Properties/bushwick Prop Mgmt L 6
Gates Avenue Cluster 6
Classon Ave Cluster 634 Classon 6
Lafayette Cluster 6
Jefferson Cluster 221 Halsey St 6
Sheffield Cluster 543 Sheffield Ave 6
Eldert/decatur Clust 34 Granite 6
Madison St. Cluster 442 Madison 6
Montauk Ave Cluster 6
Howard Ave Clust 92 Ralph 6
Howard Avenue Cluster 843 Halsey St 6
Lafayette Cluster 6
Knickerbocker Avenue Cluster 6
Cooper & Decatur Cluster 6
Montauk Ave Cluster 6
Cooper & Decatur Cluster 6
Madison St. Cluster 452 Madison 6
Putnam Cluster 205 Malcolm 6
Knickerbocker Cluster 5
Knickerbocker Avenue Cluster 5
Sheffield Avenue Cluster 5
Cooper Street Cluster 5
Bushwick Cluster 236 Wilson Ave 5
Madison St. Cluster 319 Putnam 5
Mother Gaston Blvd Cluster 5
Bushwick Cluster 1203-05 Myrtle Ave 5
Knickerbocker Avenue Cluster 5
Bainbridge Cluster 259 Patchen Ave 5
Bainbridge Cluster 249 Malcolm X 5
Lafayette Cluster 5
Madison Street Cluster 5
Classon Ave. Cluster 1020 Pacific 5
Sheffield Cluster 633 Vermont St. 5
5
Putnam Cluster 796 Putnam Ave 5
Jefferson Cluster 116-18 Jefferson Ave 5
Jefferson Cluster 447 Tompkins Ave 5
Bushwick Cluster 762 Hart St 5
Sheffield Cluster 744 Miller Ave 5
Sheffield Cluster 748 Miller Ave 5
Eldert/decatur Cluster 474 Central 5
Eldert/decatur Cluster 362 Central 5
Madison Street Cluster 4
Madison Street Cluster 4
Madison Street Cluster 4
Madison Street Cluster 4
Watkins Avenue Cluster 4
Bushwick Cluster 34 Starr St 4
Franklin Ave. Cluster 992 Bergen 4
Ralph Gates Cluster 4
Eldert/decatur Clust 22 Eldert 4
Cooper Street Cluster 4
E. Ny Cluster 1289-91 Nostrand 4
Gates Avenue Cluster 4
Cooper Street Cluster 4
North Brooklyn Estates 27 Ingraham St 4
Gates Avenue Cluster 4
Jefferson Cluster 1160 Fulton St 4
Cooper Street Cluster 4
Franklin Ave. Cluster 582f Sterling 4
Watkins Avenue Cluster 4
Classon Ave. Cluster 592 Franklin 4
Bainbridge Cluster 233 Bainbridge St 4
Bainbridge Cluster 400 Hancock 4
Putnam Cluster 828 Putnam Ave 4
Ralph Gates Cluster 4
Madison St. Cluster 396 Monroe 4
Ralph Gates Cluster 4
E. Ny Cluster 388 Rutland 4
Bushwick Cluster 178 Jefferson St 4
Gates Avenue Cluster 4
Jefferson Cluster 4
E Ny Cluster 888 Franklin 4
Ralph Gates Cluster 4
Pacific Village Lp- Phase II 4
Watkins Avenue Cluster 4
Watkins Avenue Cluster 4
Kosciusko Cluster 1098 Dekalb 4
Bushwick Cluster 45 Stockholm 4
Pacific St. Cluster 1138 Dean St 4
South Ninth 3
Pacific St. Cluster 1373 Pacific St 3
Madison St. Cluster 273 Jefferson 3
North Brooklyn Estates 18 Morgan Ave 3
E. Ny Cluster 229 Rogers 3
Jefferson Cluster 446 Tompkins Ave 3
E. Ny Cluster 298 Rogers 3
Kosciusko Cluster 1080 Dekalb 3
Jefferson Cluster 224 Macon St 3
Kosciusko Cluster 3
Watkins Avenue Cluster 3
Sheffield Cluster 739 Sheffield Ave 3
E. Ny Cluster 200 Rogers 3
E. Ny Cluster 218 Rogers 3
Gates Avenue Cluster 3
Pacific St. Cluster 1224 Dean St 3
Kosciusko Cluster 533 Kosciusko 3
Sheffield Cluster 686 Sheffield Ave 3
Watkins Avenue Cluster 3
Jefferson Cluster 103 Halsey St 3
Ralph Gates Cluster 3
E. Ny Cluster 434 Rogers 3
Sheffield Cluster 677 Sheffield Ave. 3
E. Ny Cluster 901 Franklin 2
106 Van Buren Street 2
Kosciusko Cluster 295 Kosciusko 2
E. Ny Cluster 727 Flatbrush 2
Kosciusko Cluster 2
E. Ny Cluster 175 Sterling 2
Lafayette Cluster 312 Van Buren 2
Lafayette Cluster 952 Lafayette 2
Lafayette Cluster 535 Lafayette 2
† This Property is Federally Assisted though Unit Counts are not available from HUD.

Rental Assistance for Tenants in Brooklyn

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties.

In Brooklyn, there are 176 affordable housing properties providing rental assistance to 23,272 very low income households. In addition, NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation provides 42,656 Section 8 rental vouchers in Brooklyn and the surrounding area.

To qualify for most rental assistance programs a renter must earn no more than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). In some cases, rental assistance is reserved for renters earning 30% or less of the AMI. In Brooklyn, to qualify for Section 8 assistance, a renter household containing four persons must earn $29,750 or less. For some targeted rental assistance programs, a renter household of four can’t earn more than $17,850.

It’s important to remember that in many rental assistance programs there are minimum rent regulations requiring assistance recipients to make a minimum payment of between $25 and $50 per month no matter how low their income.

HUD Assistance Income Limits

Persons
1234
$20,850$23,800$26,800$29,750
Persons
1234
$12,500$14,300$16,100$17,850

Income Limits

All affordable housing programs provided by or through the government have maximum income limits to qualify for assistance. These income limits are typically derived from the Area Median Income (AMI), the theoretical family income of the average household in a given geography.

The AMI is updated each year for each geographical area taking into consideration numerous economic indicators. The geographical areas used for establishing the AMI are either Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s) or counties.

Brooklyn is in the Kings County, NY MSA. The 2014 Area Median Income for a family of four in Brooklyn is $59,500.

The income limits used for Section 8, public housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits. the HOME program and other Federal programs all are derived from the HUD defined AMI.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Persons
1234
$25,020$28,560$32,160$35,700
Persons
1234
$20,850$23,800$26,800$29,750
Persons
1234
$16,680$19,040$21,440$23,800
Persons
1234
$12,510$14,280$16,080$17,850

Rent Limits For Affordable Rental Housing

All apartment units that receive Federal assistance whether that assistance is used to subsidize rents or the cost of construction and development, have dollar limits on the amount of rent a landlord may charge each month. These rent limits are based on the incomes of the renters the property is meant to serve.

As we explained in the income limits section, the maximum income a renter can earn to qualify is based on the Area Median income for the market where the apartment community is located. Likewise, the maximum rent is usually determined by multiplying the annual income limit by 30% (the National housing affordability standard) and dividing by 12 months.

In Brooklyn, a family of four that qualifies for a three bedroom apartment under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program will not pay more than $929. Rent limits can range greatly within the same apartment community. If the same apartment property in this example also targets persons earning less than 30% of AMI, our four person family’s 68 year old neighbor who earns less than $12,510 will never pay more than $335.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rent Limits

Bedrooms
01234
$626$670$804$929$1,037
Bedrooms
01234
$521$558$670$774$864
Bedrooms
01234
$417$446$536$619$691
Bedrooms
01234
$313$335$402$464$518

Fair Market Rents (FMR)

HUD establishes a Fair Market Rent each year for each Metropolitan Statistical Area in the country. This rent standard is used to establish payment limits for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial or renewal rents for Section 8 project based assistance. HUD establishes FMR’s for 530 MSA’s and 2,045 counties nationwide each fiscal year.

The FMR is largely a statistical derivative of the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 5 year estimates for 2 bedroom median rent. For the most part, in Brooklyn, a landlord with a two bedroom apartment to rent, could not receive more than $817. Likewise, a renter in need of a 3 bedroom apartment with a Section 8 voucher would have to find a rental in Brooklyn that rented for less than $1,018.

2014 Fair Market Rents

Bedrooms
01234
$542 $636 $817 $1,018 $1,261

Fair Market Rent Year Over Year Change

The affordable housing industry has long used the FMR as barometer for local rents. Though the geographic areas FMR’s are based on are broad and there are often wide variations in neighborhood rents throughout an MSA, in general, the FMR is one of the best quick tools one can use to judge housing costs in a place.

We took a look at historic FMR’s in Brooklyn and found that they have risen an average of 3.18% year over year. The first year in our sample is 1985 when the two bedroom FMR was $334. That same 2 bedroom apartment rent had increased to $788 by 2013. In 2008 the two bedroom FMR in Brooklyn saw it’s largest single year increase going up by 15.92%.

It’s also interesting to look at the FMR compared to the Consumer Price Index’s housing index to understand how Brooklyn rents have fluctuated in comparison to the rest of the Nation. The consumer price index grew an average of 2.68% year over year. The two bedroom FMR in Brooklyn has remained in step with National housing inflation costs.

The largest single year of 2 bedroom FMR growth was in 2008 at 15.92% while the smallest year of growth was 2011 with a 0.8% decrease.


(th percentile)

Renters or Owners

45,451

Federally Assisted Units

635

Federally Assisted Projects

465/18,144

Tax Credit Projects/Units

146/17,500

Section 8 Projects/Units

69/5,917

Section 202 Projects/Units

2/15

Section 811 Projects/Units

77/6,495

Senior Projects/Units

23,272

Units with Project Based Rent Subsidy

71.6

Average Units Per Property

Kings County

County

New York

State