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Affordable Housing In Brewster
Putnam County, New York

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brewster

Stonecrest Senior Residence

3101 Stonecrest Dr
Brewster, New York
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Brewster, New York

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 136 affordable apartments for rent in Brewster, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Brewster, New York

Brewster features 0 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 Brewster, New York

There are 136 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brewster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brewster, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brewster landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Brewster.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brewster, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,848 and $2,258.

2021 Brewster, 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
Brewster, New York Fair Market Rent $1,760 $1,801 $2,053 $2,598 $2,784
Brewster, New York Payment Standard Range $1,584 to $1,936 $1,621 to $1,981 $1,848 to $2,258 $2,338 to $2,858 $2,506 to $3,062

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brewster, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 136
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 82.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $49,917 ±$10,711
Median Rent $1,174 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.25% ± 10.26pp
Total Population 2,212

Population and Household Demographics

Brewster is a city in Putnam County, New York with a population of 2,212. There are 811 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 82.37% of households in Brewster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brewster

The median gross income for households in Brewster is $49,917 a year, or $4,160 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,174 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brewster, a household making less than $3,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Brewster.

Area Median Income In Brewster

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 Brewster, the AMI is calculated from all households within Putnam County.

In Brewster, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,700

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 Brewster

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 Brewster

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brewster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brewster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,800 $45,500 $51,200 $56,850 $61,400 $65,950 $70,500 $75,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brewster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,700 $72,800 $81,900 $90,950 $98,250 $105,550 $112,800 $120,100