Affordable Housing In Batavia
Genesee County, New York

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Batavia

Monsignor Kirby Apartments

203 Oak St
Batavia, NY
Elderly Supportive Housing

Washington Towers

1 State St
Batavia, NY

Tonawanda Terrace

104 Pearl St
Batavia, NY
HCV Welcome

State of New York

999 Park Rd
Batavia, NY
HCV Welcome

Meadows at South Main

172 1/2 S Main St
Batavia, NY
HCV Welcome

3 Sites

15 Edwards St
Batavia, NY

400 Towers

400 E Main St
Batavia, NY

Northside Meadows ( Batavia )

335 Bank St
Batavia, NY
HCV Welcome

Havenwood Congregate Living

240 Richmond Ave
Batavia, NY

Genesee Park Place Apartments

145 Park Rd
Batavia, NY

Housing Authorities that serve Batavia

Housing Authority Programs
Batavia Housing Authority Public Housing
PathStone Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Batavia, New York

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 597 affordable apartments for rent in Batavia, New York. Batavia features 438 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 159 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Batavia.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Batavia, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 597
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 438
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $41,584 ±$1,818
Median Rent $716 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.47% ± 5.98pp
Total Population 15,188

Population and Household Demographics

Batavia is a City in Genesee County, New York with a population of 15,188. There are 6,372 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 46.99% of households in Batavia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Batavia

The median gross income for households in Batavia is $41,584 a year, or $3,465 a month. The median rent for the city is $716 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Batavia, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Batavia.1

Area Median Income In Batavia

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 Batavia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Genesee County.

In Batavia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,900

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 Batavia

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 Batavia HUD Rental Assistance in Batavia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,000 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
80% of Median $39,700 $45,400 $51,050 $56,700 $61,250 $65,800 $70,350 $74,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Batavia

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2010, 6 low income apartment communities containing 191 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Batavia by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Batavia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
60% of Median $29,820 $34,080 $38,340 $42,540 $45,960 $49,380 $52,800 $56,160

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Batavia is $38,340 a year, or $3,195 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,195 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $959 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $621 $666 $799 $922 $1,029 $1,135
60% $746 $799 $959 $1,106 $1,235 $1,362
Fair Market Rents in Batavia

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$578 $680 $820 $1,120 $1,221