Affordable Housing In Genesee County
New York

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Genesee County

400 Towers

400 E Main St
Batavia, NY

Northside Meadows ( Batavia )

335 Bank St
Batavia, NY
HCV Welcome

Havenwood Congregate Living

240 Richmond Ave
Batavia, NY
Subsidized

Genesee Park Place Apartments

145 Park Rd
Batavia, NY
Subsidized

Bank Street Senior Apartments

16 Bank St
Batavia, NY
HCV Welcome

Batavia Special Needs Apartments

555 E Main St
Batavia, NY
HCV Welcome

Corfu Meadows Apartments

53 W Main St
Corfu, NY
Subsidized

Leroy Village Square

57 W Main St
Le Roy, NY

Housing Authorities that serve Genesee County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Genesee County

Housing Authority Programs
Batavia Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Genesee County, New York

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 780 affordable apartments for rent in Genesee County, New York. Genesee County features 538 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 183 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Genesee County.

Genesee County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 780
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 538
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $50,880 ±$1,652
Median Rent $724 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.71% ± 4.51pp
Total Population 59,458

Population and Household Demographics

Genesee County is a County in New York with a population of 59,458. There are 23,938 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 27.03% of households in Genesee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Genesee County

The median gross income for households in Genesee County is $50,880 a year, or $4,240 a month. The median rent for the county is $724 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Genesee County, a household making less than $2,413 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Genesee County.1

Area Median Income In Genesee 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 Genesee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,900

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 Genesee 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 Genesee County HUD Rental Assistance in Genesee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,000 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
80% of Median $39,700 $45,400 $51,050 $56,700 $61,250 $65,800 $70,350 $74,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Genesee County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2010, 7 low income apartment communities containing 239 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Genesee County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Genesee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
60% of Median $29,820 $34,080 $38,340 $42,540 $45,960 $49,380 $52,800 $56,160

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Genesee County is $38,340 a year, or $3,195 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,195 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $959 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $621 $666 $799 $922 $1,029 $1,135
60% $746 $799 $959 $1,106 $1,235 $1,362
Fair Market Rents in Genesee County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$578 $680 $820 $1,120 $1,221

Cities In Genesee County

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City Listings Served By
Batavia 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Batavia are the Batavia Housing Authority and PathStone.
Oakfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakfield is the PathStone.
Corfu 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corfu is the PathStone.
Bergen 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bergen is the PathStone.
Alabama 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alabama is the PathStone.
Alexander 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alexander is the PathStone.
Attica 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Attica is the PathStone.
Bethany 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethany is the PathStone.
Byron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byron is the PathStone.
Darien 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darien is the PathStone.
Elba 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elba is the PathStone.
Le Roy 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Le Roy is the PathStone.
Pavilion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pavilion is the PathStone.
Pembroke 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pembroke is the PathStone.
Stafford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stafford is the PathStone.