Sutter Houses
701 Ralph Ave
New York City, New York County, New York 11212

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Funding Programs

Sutter Houses was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Sutter Houses has a project-based Section 8 contract. 119 of the 120 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 99% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on January 01, 2011 and the contract expires on December 31, 2030. The Section 8 contract rent is 89% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,293.00 for Zero Bedroom, $1,357.00 for One Bedroom, $1,571.00 for Two Bedroom, and $2,021.00 for Three Bedroom.

26% of New York properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.

Overview

Sutter Houses is an affordable apartment community located in New York City, New York which is located in New York County. The property is located in New York's 13th Congressional District served by Representative Adriano Espaillat (D), Senator Charles Schumer (D) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D).

Sutter Houses is an apartment community containing 119 rental units. The property contains 178 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Sutter Houses is home to not more than 341 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Sutter Houses provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in New York City, NY by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Sutter Houses contains a mix of 119 assisted studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 10 Studio, 50 One Bedroom, 49 Two Bedroom, and 10 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 8% Studio, 42% One Bedroom, 41% Two Bedroom, and 8% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Sutter Houses is 1.48.

New York's 13th

Congressional District

119

Total Units

119

Project Based Sec. 8 Units

89

% of Fair Market Rent

31-Dec-30

Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

Studio, One, Two, and Three

Unit Mix

1.48

Average Bedroom Size

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