Affordable Housing In Chautauqua County
New York

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chautauqua County

Covenant Manor

23 W 3rd St
Jamestown, NY
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Subsidized

Chautauqua Colony

2109 Southwestern Dr
Lakewood, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Concord Estates

441 Temple St
Fredonia, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Chadakoin Centre Apartments

114 W 3rd St
Jamestown, NY
HCV Welcome

Crestline Villa

113 Anderson St
Jamestown, NY
Subsidized

United Methodist Gardens

430 East Ave
Falconer, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Tulip Housing

26 Newton St
Silver Creek, NY
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sunnyside Manor Apartments

27 Sunnyside Ave
Bemus Point, NY
Subsidized

Bradmar Village

11 Bradmar Cir
Jamestown, NY
Subsidized

Mayville Senior Apartments

170 Lakeview Ave
Mayville, NY
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Chautauqua County

Housing Authority Programs
Chautauqua Opportunities Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Chautauqua County

Housing Authority Programs
Jamestown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Dunkirk Housing Authority Public Housing
Southern Tier Environments for Living Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chautauqua County, New York

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,765 affordable apartments for rent in Chautauqua County, New York. Chautauqua County features 1,360 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 405 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chautauqua County.

Chautauqua County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 1,765
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,360
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $42,993 ±$986
Median Rent $612 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.11% ± 2.47pp
Total Population 132,646

Population and Household Demographics

Chautauqua County is a County in New York with a population of 132,646. There are 53,546 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 30.37% of households in Chautauqua County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chautauqua County

The median gross income for households in Chautauqua County is $42,993 a year, or $3,583 a month. The median rent for the county is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chautauqua County, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Chautauqua County.1

Area Median Income In Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,500

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 Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County HUD Rental Assistance in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County

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

From 1992 to 2012, 14 low income apartment communities containing 447 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua 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
$540 $594 $725 $935 $1,063

Cities In Chautauqua County

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City Listings Served By
Jamestown 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jamestown are the Jamestown Housing Authority and Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Dunkirk 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dunkirk are the Dunkirk Housing Authority and Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Fredonia 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fredonia is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Falconer 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Falconer is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Frewsburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frewsburg is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Clymer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clymer is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Brocton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brocton is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Lakewood 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Sherman 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherman is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Mayville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayville is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Ripley 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ripley is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Bemus Point 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bemus Point is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Sinclairville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sinclairville is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Silver Creek 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silver Creek is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Westfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westfield is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Arkwright 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arkwright is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Busti 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Busti is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Carroll 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carroll is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Cassadaga 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cassadaga is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Celoron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Celoron is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Charlotte 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charlotte is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Chautauqua 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chautauqua is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Chautauqua Lake UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chautauqua Lake UT is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Cherry Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherry Creek is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Ellery 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellery is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Ellicott 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellicott is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Ellington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellington is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Forestville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forestville is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
French Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves French Creek is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Gerry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gerry is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanover is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Harmony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harmony is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Jamestown West 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamestown West is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Kennedy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennedy is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Kiantone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kiantone is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Mina 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mina is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
North Harmony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Harmony is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Panama 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Panama is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Poland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poland is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Pomfret 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pomfret is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Portland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portland is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Sheridan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheridan is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Stockton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stockton is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Sunset Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunset Bay is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Villenova 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Villenova is the Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.