Affordable Housing In Herkimer County
New York

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Herkimer County

John Guy Prindle Apartments

80 East North St.
Ilion, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR

Nathan Galinsky

105 Protection Ave.
Herkimer, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR

Campus Apartments

400 S Litchfield St
Frankfort, NY
HCV Welcome

Colonial Manor

131 Colonial Cir
Ilion, NY

Herkimer County Residential Arc

198 E Clark St
Ilion, NY
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillside Terrace Apartments

3073 Hillside Meadows Dr
Newport, NY

Brook Street Group Home

Brook St
Ilion, NY
Disabled Supportive Housing

Academy Apartments

621 John St
Little Falls, NY
HCV Welcome

Lakeside Terrace

110 S Shore Rd
Old Forge, NY

Streamside Manor

404 S Litchfield St
Frankfort, NY
HCV Welcome

There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 752 affordable apartments for rent in Herkimer County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 572 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Herkimer County, HUD housing programs support 304 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 180 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Herkimer County

Housing Authority Programs
Herkimer Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Ilion Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Little Falls Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Herkimer County, New York

Herkimer County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 752
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 572
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Total Population 64,034
Housing Units 26,130
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $46,229 ±$1,711
Median Rent $623 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.85% ± 3.62pp

Population and Household Demographics

Herkimer County is a County in New York with a population of 64,034. There are 26,130 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 28.99% of households in Herkimer County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Herkimer County

The median gross income for households in Herkimer County is $46,229 a year, or $3,852 a month. The median rent for the county is $623 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Herkimer County, a household making less than $2,077 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Herkimer County.1

Area Median Income In Herkimer 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 Herkimer County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400

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 Herkimer 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 Herkimer County HUD Rental Assistance in Herkimer County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,500
80% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Herkimer 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 2005, 8 low income apartment communities containing 142 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Herkimer 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 Herkimer County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $29,580 $33,840 $38,040 $42,240 $45,660 $49,020 $52,380 $55,800

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 Herkimer County is $38,040 a year, or $3,170 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,170 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $951 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% $616 $661 $793 $916 $1,021 $1,127
60% $740 $793 $951 $1,099 $1,226 $1,352
Fair Market Rents in Herkimer 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$556 $608 $786 $985 $1,072

Cities In Herkimer County

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City Listings Served By
Little Falls 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little Falls is the Little Falls Housing Authority.
Newport 4
Herkimer 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herkimer is the Herkimer Housing Authority.
Ilion 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ilion is the Ilion Housing Authority.
West Winfield 1
Frankfort 3
Old Forge 1
Cold Brook 0
Columbia 0
Danube 0
Fairfield 0
German Flatts 0
Litchfield 0
Manheim 0
Middleville 0
Mohawk 0
Norway 0
Ohio 0
Poland 0
Russia 0
Salisbury 0
Schuyler 0
Stark 0
Warren 0
Webb 0
Winfield 0