Affordable Housing In Cattaraugus County
New York

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cattaraugus County

Portville Square Apartments

90 S Main St
Portville, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Brookside Community

301 W Henley St
Olean, NY
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cattaraugus Rehab Center

3583 Route 16
Hinsdale, NY
Disabled Supportive Housing

R and a Grant Housing

310 N 6th St
Olean, NY
Disabled Supportive Housing

Aspen Towers

350 Front St
Olean, NY

Yorkshire Corners

12089 County Line Rd
Delevan, NY
HCV Welcome

Maple Leaf Apartments

107 S Main St
Franklinville, NY

Delevan Village Apartments

1014 N Main St
Delevan, NY
HCV Welcome

Little Valley Terrace

415 Court St
Little Valley, NY
HCV Welcome

Little Valley Estates

114 1st St
Little Valley, NY
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Cattaraugus County

Housing Authority Programs
Olean Housing Authority Public Housing
City of Salamanca Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cattaraugus County, New York

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 973 affordable apartments for rent in Cattaraugus County, New York. Cattaraugus County features 563 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 410 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cattaraugus County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cattaraugus County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 973
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 563
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $42,601 ±$1,264
Median Rent $617 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.26% ± 3.18pp
Total Population 78,962

Population and Household Demographics

Cattaraugus County is a County in New York with a population of 78,962. There are 31,635 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 28.69% of households in Cattaraugus County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cattaraugus County

The median gross income for households in Cattaraugus County is $42,601 a year, or $3,550 a month. The median rent for the county is $617 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cattaraugus County, a household making less than $2,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Cattaraugus County.1

Area Median Income In Cattaraugus 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 Cattaraugus County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,300

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 Cattaraugus 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 Cattaraugus County HUD Rental Assistance in Cattaraugus County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
80% of Median $37,100 $42,400 $47,700 $52,950 $57,200 $61,450 $65,700 $69,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cattaraugus County

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

From 1991 to 2010, 14 low income apartment communities containing 365 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cattaraugus 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 Cattaraugus County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
60% of Median $27,840 $31,800 $35,760 $39,720 $42,900 $46,080 $49,260 $52,440

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 Cattaraugus County is $35,760 a year, or $2,980 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,980 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $894 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% $580 $621 $745 $861 $960 $1,059
60% $696 $746 $894 $1,033 $1,152 $1,271
Fair Market Rents in Cattaraugus 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$585 $585 $716 $993 $1,101

Cities In Cattaraugus County

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City Listings Served By
Delevan 2
Portville 1
Franklinville 3
Randolph 2
Little Valley 2
Olean 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olean is the Olean Housing Authority.
Hinsdale 1
Gowanda 1
Salamanca 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salamanca is the City of Salamanca.
Cattaraugus 1
Ellicottville 1
Allegany 0
South Dayton 1
Yorkshire 0
Allegany Reservation 0
Ashford 0
Carrollton 0
Cattaraugus Reservation 0
Coldspring 0
Conewango 0
Dayton 0
East Otto 0
East Randolph 0
Farmersville 0
Freedom 0
Great Valley 0
Humphrey 0
Ischua 0
Leon 0
Lime Lake 0
Limestone 1
Lyndon 0
Machias 0
Mansfield 0
Napoli 0
New Albion 0
Otto 0
Perrysburg 0
Persia 0
Red House 0
St. Bonaventure 0
South Valley 0
Weston Mills 0
West Valley 0