Affordable Housing In Bronx County
New York

Housing Authorities that serve Bronx County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Bronx County

Housing Authority Programs
New York State Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bronx County, New York

There are 1,646 low income housing apartment communities offering 254,466 affordable apartments for rent in Bronx County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Bronx County, New York

Bronx County features 166,415 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 87,370 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.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bronx County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1,646
Total Low Income Apartments 254,466
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 166,415
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.1

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 $75,500

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $32,000 $34,600 $37,150 $39,700 $43,430
50% of Median $37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450
80% of Median $59,750 $68,300 $76,850 $85,350 $92,200 $99,050 $105,850 $112,700

Cities In Bronx County

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City Listings Served By
New York City 2,465 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New York City are the New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development, New York State Homes and Community Renewal and New York City Housing Authority.
New York 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New York is the New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
Bronx 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bronx are the New York City Housing Authority and New York State Homes and Community Renewal.