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Affordable Housing In Genesee County
New York

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Genesee County

400 Towers

400 E Main St
Batavia, New York

Northside Meadows ( Batavia )

335 Bank St
Batavia, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Havenwood Congregate Living

240 Richmond Ave
Batavia, New York
Subsidized

Genesee Park Place Apartments

145 Park Rd
Batavia, New York
Subsidized

Bank Street Senior Apartments

16 Bank St
Batavia, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Batavia Special Needs Apartments

555 E Main St
Batavia, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Corfu Meadows Apartments

53 W Main St
Corfu, New York
Subsidized

Leroy Village Square

57 W Main St
Le Roy, New York

Schoolhouse Manor

1 N. Pearl St.
Oakfield, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Genesee County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Genesee County, New York

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 808 affordable apartments for rent in Genesee County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Genesee County, New York

Genesee County features 566 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 Genesee County, New York

There are 183 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Genesee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Genesee County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Genesee County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Genesee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Genesee County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $738 and $902.

2020 Genesee 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
Fair Market Rent $578 $680 $820 $1,120 $1,221
Payment Standard Range $520 to $636 $612 to $748 $738 to $902 $1,008 to $1,232 $1,099 to $1,343

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Genesee County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 808
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 566
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.

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 $73,700

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 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 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 $15,500 $17,700 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
80% of Median $41,300 $47,200 $53,100 $58,950 $63,700 $68,400 $73,100 $77,850

Cities In Genesee County

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