Affordable Housing In Erie County
New York

231 Low Income Apartment Communities In Erie County

Village Square Apartments

5403 Main Street
Williamsville, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Springbrook Apartments

109 North Buffalo Street
Springville, New York
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Prairie Pond Apartments

2199 N French Rd
Amherst, New York
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Hertel Park Senior Residences

1607 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Shaarey Zedek

410 Hartford Rd
Amherst, New York
1 BR

Claire Court

5570 S Park Ave
Hamburg, New York
1 BR

True Bethel Townhomes

858 E Ferry St
Buffalo, New York
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sutton Place

113 Travers Boulevard
Buffalo, New York
$750-1,055
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Hopkins Court

2250 N French Rd
Amherst, New York
1 BR

Holling Homes

1 Holling Drive
Buffalo, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Erie County, New York

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Erie County, New York

There are 231 low income housing apartment communities offering 19,520 affordable apartments for rent in Erie County, New York.

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 $867 and $1,059.

2022 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 $774 $812 $963 $1,190 $1,334
Erie County, New York Payment Standard Range $697 to $851 $731 to $893 $867 to $1,059 $1,071 to $1,309 $1,201 to $1,467

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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

Cities In Erie County

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City Served By
Akron The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Akron are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Alden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alden are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Amherst The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Amherst are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Amherst Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Amherst Town are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Angola The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Angola are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Angola on the Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Angola on the Lake are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Aurora The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aurora are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Billington Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Billington Heights are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Blasdell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blasdell are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Boston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boston are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Brant The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brant are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Buffalo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Buffalo are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, Town of Amherst, City of North Tonawanda, Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Cheektowaga The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cheektowaga are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Clarence The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarence are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Clarence Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarence Center are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Colden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Colden are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Collins The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Collins are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Concord The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Concord are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Depew The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Depew are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
East Aurora The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Aurora are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Eden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eden are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Eggertsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eggertsville are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Elma The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elma are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Elma Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elma Center are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Evans The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Evans are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Farnham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Farnham are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Grand Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grand Island are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Grandyle Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grandyle Village are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Hamburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamburg are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Harris Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harris Hill are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Holland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Holland are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Kenmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kenmore are the Kenmore Municipal Housing Authority, Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Lackawanna The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lackawanna are the Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority, Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Lake Erie Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Erie Beach are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Lancaster The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lancaster are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Marilla The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marilla are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Newstead The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newstead are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
North Boston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Boston are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
North Collins The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Collins are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Orchard Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orchard Park are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Orchard Park Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orchard Park Town are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Sardinia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sardinia are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Sloan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sloan are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Springville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Springville are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Tonawanda The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tonawanda are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Tonawanda Reservation The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tonawanda Reservation are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Town Line The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Town Line are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
University at Buffalo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve University at Buffalo are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Wales The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wales are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Wanakah The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wanakah are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
West Seneca The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Seneca are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.
Williamsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Williamsville are the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo.