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Affordable Housing In Batavia
Genesee County, New York

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Batavia

Bank Street Senior Apartments

16 Bank St
Batavia, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Batavia Special Needs Apartments

555 E Main St
Batavia, New York
Accepts Vouchers

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.

Income Based Apartments in Batavia, New York

Batavia features 438 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 Batavia, New York

There are 159 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Batavia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Batavia, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Batavia landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Batavia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Batavia, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $738 and $902.

2020 Batavia, 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 $578 $680 $820 $1,120 $1,221
Payment Standard Range $520 to $636 $612 to $748 $738 to $902 $1,008 to $1,232 $1,099 to $1,343

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.

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 $73,700

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 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 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 $15,500 $17,700 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
80% of Median $41,300 $47,200 $53,100 $58,950 $63,700 $68,400 $73,100 $77,850