Affordable Housing In Erie County
New York

Affordable Housing programs support 12,802 income based apartments in Erie County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 6,715 affordable apartments in Erie County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Erie County, New York

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Erie County. Go to the New York Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Erie County.

Daisy Housing Corp.

785 Quaker Rd
East Aurora, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
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Disabled Supportive Housing

Iris Apartments

4150 Sowles Rd
Hamburg, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Princeton Court Apartments

165 Princeton Ave
Amherst, New York
Rent Assisted

Holly Apartments

174 N Main St
Angola, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village

3735 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pilgrim Village

38 Holloway Blvd
Buffalo, New York
Rent Assisted

Baptist Manor

276 Linwood Ave
Buffalo, New York
Rent Assisted

Elm Apartments

4122 Sowles Rd
Hamburg, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Julianna Apartments

505 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Daffodil Apartments

160 Robin Rd
Amherst, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Erie County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Erie County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Akron, NY Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Akron.
Affordable Housing In Alden, NY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Alden.
Affordable Housing In Amherst, NY Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Amherst.
Affordable Housing In Angola, NY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Angola.
Affordable Housing In Blasdell, NY Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Blasdell.
Affordable Housing In Boston, NY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Boston.
Affordable Housing In Buffalo, NY Affordable Housing programs support 130 apartment communities in Buffalo.
Affordable Housing In Cheektowaga, NY Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Cheektowaga.
Affordable Housing In Clarence, NY Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Clarence.
Affordable Housing In Colden, NY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Colden.
Affordable Housing In Depew, NY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Depew.
Affordable Housing In East Aurora, NY Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in East Aurora.
Affordable Housing In Eden, NY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Eden.
Affordable Housing In Grand Island, NY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Grand Island.
Affordable Housing In Hamburg, NY Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Hamburg.
Affordable Housing In Holland, NY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Holland.
Affordable Housing In Kenmore, NY Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Kenmore.
Affordable Housing In Lackawanna, NY Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Lackawanna.
Affordable Housing In Lancaster, NY Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Lancaster.
Affordable Housing In North Collins, NY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in North Collins.
Affordable Housing In Orchard Park, NY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Orchard Park.
Affordable Housing In Springville, NY Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Springville.
Affordable Housing In Tonawanda, NY Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Tonawanda.
Affordable Housing In West Seneca, NY Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in West Seneca.
Affordable Housing In Williamsville, NY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Williamsville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Erie County, New York

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Erie County.

Erie County, New York Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Erie County, New York

Erie County features 12,802 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 Erie County, New York

There are 6,715 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Erie County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Erie County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Erie County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Erie County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Erie County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $962 and $1,176.

2023 Erie 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
Erie County, New York Fair Market Rent $869 $908 $1,069 $1,309 $1,470
Erie County, New York Payment Standard Range $782 to $956 $817 to $999 $962 to $1,176 $1,178 to $1,440 $1,323 to $1,617

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Erie County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 231
Total Low Income Apartments 19,520
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12,802
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $51,247 ±$514
Median Rent $739 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.77% ± 1.1pp
Total Population 921,584

Population and Household Demographics

Erie County is a county in New York with a population of 921,584. There are 382,846 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 34.99% of households in Erie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Erie County

The median gross income for households in Erie County is $51,247 a year, or $4,271 a month. The median rent for the county is $739 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Erie County, a household making less than $2,463 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Erie County.

Area Median Income In Erie 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 Erie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,700

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 Erie 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 Erie County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Erie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,450 $21,050 $23,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Erie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Erie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,150 $56,150 $63,150 $70,150 $75,800 $81,400 $87,000 $92,600