Affordable Housing In Bronx County
New York

Waiting List Openings In Bronx County

Referral Only New York City, New York Housing Choice Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

1,711 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bronx County

River Park Towers Apartments

55 Richman Plaza
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Liberty Avenue Apartments

119 Fountain Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Chelsea Park Apartments

260 W 26th St
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
2 BR

The Balton

311 Saint Nicholas Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

State Renaissance Court

200 Schermerhorn St
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
2 BR

Linden Plaza Preservation

675 Lincoln Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

St Nicholas Park Apartments

306 W 128th St
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

1085 Washington Apartments

1085 Washington Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Lake Washington

1011 Washington Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR

Boston Road

1191 BOSTON RD
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bronx County, New York

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bronx County, New York

Housing Authority Programs
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership
New York City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher
New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bronx County, New York

There are 1,711 low income housing apartment communities offering 271,043 affordable apartments for rent in Bronx County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Bronx County, New York

Bronx County features 168,882 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 Bronx County, New York

There are 101,037 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bronx County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bronx County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bronx County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bronx County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bronx County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,823 and $2,229.

2022 Bronx County, 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
Bronx County, New York Fair Market Rent $1,747 $1,778 $2,026 $2,556 $2,747
Bronx County, New York Payment Standard Range $1,572 to $1,922 $1,600 to $1,956 $1,823 to $2,229 $2,300 to $2,812 $2,472 to $3,022

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bronx County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1,711
Total Low Income Apartments 271,043
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 168,882
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 81.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $34,299 ±$495
Median Rent $1,074 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.97% ± 0.71pp
Total Population 1,428,357

Population and Household Demographics

Bronx County is a county in New York with a population of 1,428,357. There are 484,902 households in the county with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 81.03% of households in Bronx County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bronx County

The median gross income for households in Bronx County is $34,299 a year, or $2,858 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,074 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bronx County, a household making less than $3,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Bronx County.

Area Median Income In Bronx County

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.

In Bronx County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,700

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 Bronx County

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 Bronx County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bronx County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bronx County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,800 $47,750 $53,700 $59,650 $64,450 $69,200 $74,000 $78,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bronx County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,850 $76,400 $85,950 $95,450 $103,100 $110,750 $118,400 $126,000

Cities In Bronx County

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City Served By
Bronx The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bronx are the New York City Housing Authority, New York State Homes and Community Renewal and New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development.
New York The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New York are the New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development and New York City Housing Authority.