Amherst, New York Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,391 income based apartments in Amherst where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 486 affordable apartments in Amherst that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Amherst, New York

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Amherst. Go to the New York Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Amherst.

Amherst Glen Senior Apartments

467 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Prairie Pond Apartments

2199 N French Rd
Amherst, New York
Income Based
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Shaarey Zedek

410 Hartford Rd
Amherst, New York
1 BR

Hopkins Court

2250 N French Rd
Amherst, New York
1 BR
Affordable

Alberta Place

64 Amsterdam Avenue
Amherst, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

OXFORD VILLAGE TOWNHOMES

42 OXFORD AVE
Amherst, New York
Call For Rent
2 BR
Rent Assisted

Princeton Court Apartments

165 Princeton Ave
Amherst, New York
Rent Assisted

Daffodil Apartments

160 Robin Rd
Amherst, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pepper Tree Heights

285 Peppertree Dr
Amherst, New York
Rent Assisted

Brewster Mews

925 Robin Rd
Amherst, New York
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Amherst

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City Apartments
Buffalo, NY Affordable Housing programs support 132 apartment communities in Buffalo.
Hamburg, NY Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Hamburg.
Cheektowaga, NY Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Cheektowaga.
Lackawanna, NY Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Lackawanna.
Lancaster, NY Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Lancaster.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Amherst, New York

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Amherst.

Amherst, New York Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Amherst, New York

Amherst features 1,391 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 Amherst, New York

There are 486 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Amherst.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Amherst, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Amherst landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Amherst.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Amherst, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $962 and $1,176.

2023 Amherst, 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
Amherst, New York Fair Market Rent $869 $908 $1,069 $1,309 $1,470
Amherst, New York Payment Standard Range $782 to $956 $817 to $999 $962 to $1,176 $1,178 to $1,440 $1,323 to $1,617

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Amherst, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,877
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,391
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Amherst is a city in Erie County, New York with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Amherst are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Amherst

The median gross income for households in Amherst is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Amherst

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Amherst, the AMI is calculated from all households within Erie County.

In Amherst, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,700

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 Amherst

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 Amherst

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Amherst AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,450 $21,050 $23,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Amherst AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Amherst AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,150 $56,150 $63,150 $70,150 $75,800 $81,400 $87,000 $92,600