Affordable Housing In Far Rockaway
4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Far Rockaway
Guide To Affordable Housing in Far Rockaway, New York
There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,742 affordable apartments for rent in Far Rockaway, New York.
Income Based Apartments in Far Rockaway, New York
Far Rockaway features 1,395 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 Far Rockaway, New York
There are 281 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Far Rockaway.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Far Rockaway, New York
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Far Rockaway landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Far Rockaway.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Area Median Income In Far Rockaway
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 Far Rockaway, the AMI is calculated from all households within Queens County.
In Far Rockaway, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,500
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 Far Rockaway
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 Far Rockaway
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Far Rockaway AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Far Rockaway AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Far Rockaway AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.