Affordable Housing In Bronx County
New York

1,651 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bronx County

Evelyn & Louis Green Residence at Cooper Square

200 E 5th St
New York City, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building at Positively 3rd Street

310 E 3rd St
New York City, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Larstrand

227 West 77th Street
New York, NY
HCV Welcome

Brookdale Village Housing

125 Beach 19th St
New York City, NY
Subsidized

Evelyn & Louis Green Residence at Seagirt

1915 Seagirt Blvd
New York City, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

529 West 29th Street

529 W 29th St
New York City, NY
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Council Towers VI

71st Ave B
New York City, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Betty Shabbazz

690 Gates Avenue
New York City, NY
HCV Welcome

Northeastern Conference House

131 Guy R Brewer Blvd
New York City, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Canaan IV Towers

95 Malcolm X Blvd
New York City, NY
Subsidized

There are 1,651 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 254,714 affordable apartments for rent in Bronx County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 166,415 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Bronx County, HUD housing programs support 36,626 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 87,618 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Bronx County

Housing Authority Programs
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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

Bronx County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1,651
Total Low Income Apartments 254,714
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 166,415
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 81.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Total Population 1,428,357
Housing Units 484,902
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $34,299 ±$495
Median Rent $1,074 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.97% ± 0.71pp

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 Bronx County 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bronx County

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

From 1988 to 2012, 1,024 low income apartment communities containing 56,479 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bronx County 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 Bronx County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450
60% of Median $44,820 $51,240 $57,660 $64,020 $69,180 $74,280 $79,440 $84,540

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 Bronx County is $57,660 a year, or $4,805 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,805 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,442 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% $934 $1,001 $1,201 $1,388 $1,548 $1,708
60% $1,121 $1,201 $1,442 $1,665 $1,857 $2,050
Fair Market Rents in Bronx County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,559 $1,599 $1,831 $2,324 $2,475

Cities In Bronx County

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City Listings Served By
New York City 2,471 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.