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Affordable Housing In Beacon
Dutchess County, New York

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Beacon

Tompkins Terrace

194 Tompkins Ter
Beacon, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR

Horizons at Fishkill

35 Dogwood Ln
Beacon, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Meadow Ridge I & II

100 Meadowridge Cir
Beacon, New York

Davies South Terrace Apartments

2 S Davies Ter
Beacon, New York

Forrestal Heights

2 Forrestal Hts
Beacon, New York

174 Main St, Beacon ( Dondero )

174 Main St
Beacon, New York
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Housing Authorities that serve Beacon

Housing Authority Programs
The City of Beacon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
PathStone Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Beacon, New York

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 711 affordable apartments for rent in Beacon, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Beacon, New York

Beacon features 459 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 Beacon, New York

There are 252 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Beacon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Beacon, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Beacon landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Beacon.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Beacon, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2021 Beacon, 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 $1,088 $1,160 $1,467 $1,868 $2,097
Payment Standard Range $979 to $1,197 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,681 to $2,055 $1,887 to $2,307

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Beacon, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 711
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 459
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $65,305 ±$8,891
Median Rent $1,082 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.21% ± 8.93pp
Total Population 14,375

Population and Household Demographics

Beacon is a city in Dutchess County, New York with a population of 14,375. There are 5,244 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 46.95% of households in Beacon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Beacon

The median gross income for households in Beacon is $65,305 a year, or $5,442 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,082 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Beacon, a household making less than $3,607 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Beacon.

Area Median Income In Beacon

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 Beacon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dutchess County.

In Beacon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,300

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 Beacon

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 Beacon

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650