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Affordable Housing In Dover Plains
Dutchess County, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Dover Plains

Housing Authority Programs
PathStone Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dover Plains, New York

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Dover Plains, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Dover Plains, New York

Dover Plains features 0 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 Dover Plains, New York

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dover Plains.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dover Plains, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dover Plains landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dover Plains.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dover Plains, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2021 Dover Plains, 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 $1,088 $1,160 $1,467 $1,868 $2,097
Payment Standard Range $979 to $1,197 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,681 to $2,055 $1,887 to $2,307

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dover Plains, 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 50.39%
Average Renter Household Size 1.49
Average Household Size 1.78
Median Household Income $41,618 ±$11,862
Median Rent $885 ±$190
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.08% ± 31.07pp
Total Population 919

Population and Household Demographics

Dover Plains is a city in Dutchess County, New York with a population of 919. There are 516 households in the city with an average household size of 1.78 persons. 50.39% of households in Dover Plains are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dover Plains

The median gross income for households in Dover Plains is $41,618 a year, or $3,468 a month. The median rent for the city is $885 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dover Plains, a household making less than $2,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Dover Plains.

Area Median Income In Dover Plains

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 Dover Plains, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dutchess County.

In Dover Plains, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,300

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 Dover Plains

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 Dover Plains

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650