Affordable Housing In Bronx County
1,626 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bronx County
Housing Authorities that serve Bronx County
|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|
|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 1,626 low income housing apartment communities offering 253,212 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 86,116 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 $1,756 and $2,146.
2020 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$1,665||$1,714||$1,951||$2,472||$2,643|
|Payment Standard Range||$1,499 to $1,832||$1,543 to $1,885||$1,756 to $2,146||$2,225 to $2,719||$2,379 to $2,907|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Bronx County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||1,626|
|Total Low Income Apartments||253,212|
|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|
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 $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 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||$23,900||$27,300||$30,700||$34,100||$36,850||$39,600||$42,300||$45,050|
|50% of Median||$39,800||$45,500||$51,200||$56,850||$61,400||$65,950||$70,500||$75,050|
|80% of Median||$63,700||$72,800||$81,900||$90,950||$98,250||$105,550||$112,800||$120,100|
Cities In Bronx County
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|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.|