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Affordable Housing In Albany County
New York

68 Low Income Apartment Communities In Albany County

Livingston School Apartments

315 Northern Blvd
Albany, New York
Studio-2 BR

Westview Apartments

680 Central Ave
Albany, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Skyline Gardens Apartments

123 Livingston Ave., E7
Albany, New York
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

North Albany Homes

10 Tubman Cir
Albany, New York
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Ezra Prentice Homes

625 S Pearl St
Albany, New York
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

South End Phase II

30 Morton Ave
Albany, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

Steamboat Square

200 Green St
Albany, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Family & Senior

Ogden Mill Apartments

1 Ogden Mills Plz
Cohoes, New York
Income Based
1-2 BR

Robert Whalen Homes

275 Colonie St
Albany, New York
Family & Senior

Ida Yarbrough Homes

260 N Pearl St
Albany, New York
Family & Senior

Guide To Affordable Housing in Albany County, New York

There are 68 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,770 affordable apartments for rent in Albany County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Albany County, New York

Albany County features 4,200 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Albany County, New York

There are 1,570 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Albany County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Albany County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Albany County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Albany County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Albany County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,005 and $1,229.

2021 Albany County, New York Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $809 $912 $1,117 $1,389 $1,515
Payment Standard Range $728 to $890 $821 to $1,003 $1,005 to $1,229 $1,250 to $1,528 $1,364 to $1,667

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Albany County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 68
Total Low Income Apartments 5,770
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,200
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $59,887 ±$1,280
Median Rent $919 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.26% ± 1.59pp
Total Population 307,463

Population and Household Demographics

Albany County is a county in New York with a population of 307,463. There are 123,451 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 41.68% of households in Albany County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Albany County

The median gross income for households in Albany County is $59,887 a year, or $4,991 a month. The median rent for the county is $919 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Albany County, a household making less than $3,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Albany County.

Area Median Income In Albany County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Albany County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $99,200

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Albany County

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 for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Albany County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,400 $23,300 $26,200 $29,100 $31,450 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,500 $52,400 $56,300 $60,150 $64,050
80% of Median $54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450

Cities In Albany County

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City Served By
Albany The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albany is the Albany Housing Authority.
Cohoes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cohoes is the Cohoes Housing Authority.
Colonie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colonie is the Town of Colonie Community Development.
Green Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Island is the Village of Green Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Office.
New Scotland
Preston Potter Hollow
Preston-Potter Hollow
Watervliet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watervliet is the Watervliet Housing Authority.