Affordable Housing In Auburn
Cayuga County, New York

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Auburn

Westlake II

12 Fort St
Auburn, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Auburn

Housing Authority Programs
Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher
Cayuga County Homsite Development Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Auburn, New York

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 776 affordable apartments for rent in Auburn, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Auburn, New York

Auburn features 584 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 Auburn, New York

There are 192 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Auburn.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Auburn, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Auburn landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Auburn.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Auburn, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $762 and $932.

2021 Auburn, 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
Auburn, New York Fair Market Rent $638 $685 $847 $1,076 $1,197
Auburn, New York Payment Standard Range $574 to $702 $617 to $754 $762 to $932 $968 to $1,184 $1,077 to $1,317

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Auburn, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 776
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 584
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $39,438 ±$2,521
Median Rent $654 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.97% ± 5.12pp
Total Population 27,264

Population and Household Demographics

Auburn is a city in Cayuga County, New York with a population of 27,264. There are 11,188 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 53.36% of households in Auburn are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Auburn

The median gross income for households in Auburn is $39,438 a year, or $3,287 a month. The median rent for the city is $654 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Auburn, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Auburn.

Area Median Income In Auburn

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 Auburn, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cayuga County.

In Auburn, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,400

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 Auburn

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 Auburn

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Auburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,700 $17,950 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Auburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,150 $29,850 $33,600 $37,300 $40,300 $43,300 $46,300 $49,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Auburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,800 $47,800 $53,750 $59,700 $64,500 $69,300 $74,050 $78,850