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Affordable Housing In Delaware County
New York

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Delaware County

Senior Horizons at Silver Lake

141 Bert Crawford Rd
Middletown, New York
1-2 BR

Horizons at Wawayanda

3476 Route 6
Middletown, New York
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Meadow Park

85 Fair St
Deposit, New York

Mountain View Estates

Mountainview Ter
Walton, New York

Delhi Manor Apartments

306 Phoebe Ln
Delhi, New York

Wallkill Senior Citizens Housing

88 Seniors Way
Middletown, New York
Elderly Supportive Housing

Overlook Apartments

250 Overlook Dr
Middletown, New York

Wallkill Senior Housing

15 Seniors Way
Middletown, New York

Delhi Senior Community II

7 Main St
Delhi, New York
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sidney Senior Village

200 Fox St
Sidney, New York
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Delaware County, New York

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,844 affordable apartments for rent in Delaware County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Delaware County, New York

Delaware County features 637 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 Delaware County, New York

There are 1,207 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Delaware County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Delaware County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Delaware County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Delaware County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Delaware County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2020 Delaware County, 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 $628 $632 $772 $1,036 $1,046
Payment Standard Range $565 to $691 $569 to $695 $695 to $849 $932 to $1,140 $941 to $1,151

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Delaware County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,844
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 637
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $43,720 ±$2,374
Median Rent $668 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.96% ± 3.25pp
Total Population 46,901

Population and Household Demographics

Delaware County is a county in New York with a population of 46,901. There are 19,262 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 27.32% of households in Delaware County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Delaware County

The median gross income for households in Delaware County is $43,720 a year, or $3,643 a month. The median rent for the county is $668 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Delaware County, a household making less than $2,227 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Delaware County.

Area Median Income In Delaware 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 Delaware County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 Delaware 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Delaware County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
80% of Median $37,650 $43,000 $48,400 $53,750 $58,050 $62,350 $66,650 $70,950