Cheap Apartments In Cayuga County
New York

Low Income Apartments In Cayuga County

Auburn Heights Apartments

Austin Dr
Auburn, NY
Subsidized

Genesee Gardens

114 Genesee Gdns
Auburn, NY
Subsidized

Mercy Apartments

1 Thornton Ave
Auburn, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Northbrook Court Apartments

169 Murray St
Auburn, NY
Subsidized

Stryker Homes Apartments

2 Loop Rd
Auburn, NY
Subsidized

Edward T Boyle Center

149 Genesee St
Auburn, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Elaine Estates

Murray St Ext
Auburn, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Olympia Terrace

101 Olympia Ter
Auburn, NY

Pearce Tract Development

355 Clark St
Auburn, NY
HCV Welcome

Millstream Court I

24 Aurora St
Moravia, NY

There are 15 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 942 affordable apartments for rent in Cayuga County, New York. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 734 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 481 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Cayuga County. There are 208 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Cayuga County, New York

Cayuga County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 942
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 734
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Total Population 79,173
Housing Units 30,972
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $52,082 ±$1,304
Median Rent $673 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.68% ± 3.54pp

Population and Household Demographics

Cayuga County is a County in New York with a population of 79,173. There are 30,972 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 28.88% of households in Cayuga County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cayuga County

The median gross income for households in Cayuga County is $52,082 a year, or $4,340 a month. The median rent for the county is $673 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cayuga County, a household making less than $2,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Cayuga County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.54 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Cayuga 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 Cayuga County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,700

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 Cayuga 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 Cayuga County HUD Rental Assistance in Cayuga County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,450 $16,500 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
80% of Median $38,500 $44,000 $49,500 $54,950 $59,350 $63,750 $68,150 $72,550

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cayuga County

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

From 1995 to 2011, 4 low income apartment communities containing 104 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cayuga County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Cayuga County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Cayuga County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,050 $27,500 $30,950 $34,350 $37,100 $39,850 $42,600 $45,350
HERA 50% $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $28,860 $33,000 $37,140 $41,220 $44,520 $47,820 $51,120 $54,420
HERA 60% $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

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 Cayuga County is $37,140 a year, or $3,095 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,095 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $929 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% $601 $644 $774 $893 $996 $1,099
60% $722 $773 $929 $1,072 $1,196 $1,319
Fair Market Rents in Cayuga 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
$562 $621 $786 $994 $1,081

Cities In Cayuga County

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City Listings Served By
Port Byron 1
Auburn 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Auburn Housing Authority.
Weedsport 1
Sterling 1
Union Springs 0
Cato 0
Moravia 1
Aurelius 0
Aurora 0
Brutus 0
Cayuga 0
Conquest 0
Fair Haven 0
Fleming 0
Genoa 0
Ira 0
Ledyard 0
Locke 0
Melrose Park 0
Mentz 0
Meridian 0
Montezuma 0
Niles 0
Owasco 0
Scipio 0
Sempronius 0
Sennett 0
Springport 0
Summerhill 0
Throop 0
Venice 0
Victory 0