Affordable Housing In Commack
Suffolk County, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Commack

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Corporation of Long Island Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Commack, New York

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Commack, New York. Commack features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Commack.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Commack, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 8.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 3.01
Median Household Income $114,463 ±$5,053
Median Rent $1,609 ±$182
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.25% ± 11.77pp
Total Population 35,914

Population and Household Demographics

Commack is a City in Suffolk County, New York with a population of 35,914. There are 11,736 households in the city with an average household size of 3.01 persons. 8.85% of households in Commack are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Commack

The median gross income for households in Commack is $114,463 a year, or $9,539 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,609 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Commack, a household making less than $5,363 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Commack.1

Area Median Income In Commack

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Commack, the AMI is calculated from all households within Suffolk County.

In Commack, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $124,000

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 Commack

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 Commack HUD Rental Assistance in Commack

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,050 $29,800 $33,500 $37,200 $40,200 $43,200 $46,150 $49,150
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $62,000 $67,000 $71,950 $76,900 $81,850
80% of Median $62,300 $71,200 $80,100 $88,950 $96,100 $103,200 $110,300 $117,450

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 Commack

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $62,000 $67,000 $71,950 $76,900 $81,850
60% of Median $52,080 $59,520 $66,960 $74,400 $80,400 $86,340 $92,280 $98,220

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 Commack is $66,960 a year, or $5,580 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,580 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,674 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% $1,085 $1,163 $1,395 $1,613 $1,799 $1,984
60% $1,302 $1,395 $1,674 $1,935 $2,159 $2,381
Fair Market Rents in Commack

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
$1,298 $1,624 $1,992 $2,563 $2,858