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Haskell I. Stovroff Apartments

30 Alpine Pl
Cheektowaga, New York

St. John Townhomes

818 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, New York

St John Towers

845 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, New York
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Trinity Towers Apartments

33 Linwood Ave Ste 1
Buffalo, New York

St Martin Village

564 Dodge St
Buffalo, New York
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There are 6,991 low-income apartments in Erie County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Erie County, New York can range from $538 to $1,055 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 12,802 low-income homes in Erie County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $338 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on February 28th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

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.

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)
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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 6,991 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 research.

Erie County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 236
Total Low Income Apartments 19,796
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 $93,900

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.
$19,500 $22,300 $25,100 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
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.
$32,500 $37,150 $41,800 $46,400 $50,150 $53,850 $57,550 $61,250
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.
$52,000 $59,400 $66,850 $74,250 $80,200 $86,150 $92,100 $98,050