Affordable Housing In Brentwood
Suffolk County, New York

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brentwood

St Pauls Garden

702 St Pauls Ct
Brentwood, NY
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Strides

12 Aljan Dr
Brentwood, NY
Disabled Supportive Housing

Brentwood Village

95 2nd Ave
Brentwood, NY

Broadway West II

77 Springfield Rd
Brentwood, NY
HCV Welcome

Broadway West Apartments

75 Springfield Rd
Brentwood, NY
HCV Welcome

Saint Annes Garden

80 2nd Ave
Brentwood, NY
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Brentwood

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Corporation of Long Island Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Brentwood

Housing Authority Programs
Transitional Services of Ny for Long Island Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brentwood, New York

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 411 affordable apartments for rent in Brentwood, New York. Brentwood features 197 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 214 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brentwood.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brentwood, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 411
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 197
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.71%
Average Renter Household Size 3.61
Average Household Size 4.36
Median Household Income $70,139 ±$3,733
Median Rent $1,243 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.91% ± 6.86pp
Total Population 61,374

Population and Household Demographics

Brentwood is a City in Suffolk County, New York with a population of 61,374. There are 13,786 households in the city with an average household size of 4.36 persons. 29.71% of households in Brentwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brentwood

The median gross income for households in Brentwood is $70,139 a year, or $5,845 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,243 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brentwood, a household making less than $4,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Brentwood.1

Area Median Income In Brentwood

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 Brentwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Suffolk County.

In Brentwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $124,000

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 Brentwood

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 Brentwood HUD Rental Assistance in Brentwood

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,050 $29,800 $33,500 $37,200 $40,200 $43,200 $46,150 $49,150
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $62,000 $67,000 $71,950 $76,900 $81,850
80% of Median $62,300 $71,200 $80,100 $88,950 $96,100 $103,200 $110,300 $117,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brentwood

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

From 2000 to 2003, 3 low income apartment communities containing 214 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brentwood 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 Brentwood

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $62,000 $67,000 $71,950 $76,900 $81,850
60% of Median $52,080 $59,520 $66,960 $74,400 $80,400 $86,340 $92,280 $98,220

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 Brentwood is $66,960 a year, or $5,580 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,580 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,674 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% $1,085 $1,163 $1,395 $1,613 $1,799 $1,984
60% $1,302 $1,395 $1,674 $1,935 $2,159 $2,381
Fair Market Rents in Brentwood

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
$1,298 $1,624 $1,992 $2,563 $2,858