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Affordable Housing In Highland Falls
Orange County, New York

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Highland Falls

Weyant Green

40 West Point Hwy
Highland Falls, New York
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Highland Falls

Housing Authority Programs
Village of Highland Falls Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
PathStone Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Highland Falls, New York

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 51 affordable apartments for rent in Highland Falls, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Highland Falls, New York

Highland Falls features 51 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 Highland Falls, New York

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Highland Falls.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Highland Falls, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Highland Falls landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Highland Falls.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Highland Falls, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,257 and $1,537.

2020 Highland Falls, 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 $1,021 $1,112 $1,397 $1,780 $2,049
Payment Standard Range $919 to $1,123 $1,001 to $1,223 $1,257 to $1,537 $1,602 to $1,958 $1,844 to $2,254

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Highland Falls, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 51
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 51
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.36%
Average Renter Household Size 1.82
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $80,475 ±$13,183
Median Rent $1,100 ±$100
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.57% ± 13.63pp
Total Population 3,856

Population and Household Demographics

Highland Falls is a city in Orange County, New York with a population of 3,856. There are 1,781 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 55.36% of households in Highland Falls are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Highland Falls

The median gross income for households in Highland Falls is $80,475 a year, or $6,706 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,100 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Highland Falls, a household making less than $3,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Highland Falls.

Area Median Income In Highland Falls

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 Highland Falls, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Highland Falls, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,300

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 Highland Falls

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 Highland Falls

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650