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Affordable Housing In Coram
Suffolk County, New York

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Coram

Wincoram Commons

250 Wincoram Way
Coram, New York
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

St Francis Cabrini Senior Housing

134 Middle Country Rd
Coram, New York
Elderly Supportive Housing

George Link Junior Apartments

1100 George Link Jr Cir
Coram, New York
Elderly Supportive Housing

Project Share IV

61 American Ave
Coram, New York
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Coram

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Coram, New York

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 231 affordable apartments for rent in Coram, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Coram, New York

Coram features 153 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 Coram, New York

There are 78 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Coram.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Coram, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Coram landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Coram.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Coram, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,793 and $2,191.

2020 Coram, 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 $1,298 $1,624 $1,992 $2,563 $2,858
Payment Standard Range $1,168 to $1,428 $1,462 to $1,786 $1,793 to $2,191 $2,307 to $2,819 $2,572 to $3,144

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Coram, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 231
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 153
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $80,899 ±$4,861
Median Rent $1,700 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.88% ± 6.41pp
Total Population 40,685

Population and Household Demographics

Coram is a city in Suffolk County, New York with a population of 40,685. There are 14,869 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 32.74% of households in Coram are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Coram

The median gross income for households in Coram is $80,899 a year, or $6,742 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,700 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Coram, a household making less than $5,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Coram.

Area Median Income In Coram

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 Coram, the AMI is calculated from all households within Suffolk County.

In Coram, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $126,600

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 Coram

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 Coram

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
50% of Median $44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600
80% of Median $65,050 $74,350 $83,650 $92,900 $100,350 $107,800 $115,200 $122,650