Affordable Housing In Hornell
Steuben County, New York

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hornell

River Bend Apartments

199 East Ave
Hornell, New York
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1 BR

Maple Court Homes

480 Maple City Dr
Hornell, New York

Seneca Street Station

16 Seneca St
Hornell, New York

Hillside Manor

150 Greeley Ave
Hornell, New York

Church St Court

71 Church Street Ct
Hornell, New York

Seneca Manor

7465 Seneca Rd N
Hornell, New York
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hornell, New York

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hornell, New York

Housing Authority Programs
Hornell Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hornell, New York

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 324 affordable apartments for rent in Hornell, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Hornell, New York

Hornell features 270 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 Hornell, New York

There are 54 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hornell.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hornell, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hornell landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hornell.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hornell, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $692 and $846.

2022 Hornell, 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
Hornell, New York Fair Market Rent $623 $651 $769 $1,020 $1,231
Hornell, New York Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $586 to $716 $692 to $846 $918 to $1,122 $1,108 to $1,354

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hornell, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 324
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 270
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $38,598 ±$3,058
Median Rent $618 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.11% ± 9.32pp
Total Population 8,471

Population and Household Demographics

Hornell is a city in Steuben County, New York with a population of 8,471. There are 3,476 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 47.12% of households in Hornell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hornell

The median gross income for households in Hornell is $38,598 a year, or $3,217 a month. The median rent for the city is $618 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hornell, a household making less than $2,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Hornell.

Area Median Income In Hornell

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 Hornell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Steuben County.

In Hornell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Hornell

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 Hornell

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hornell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,850 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hornell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,700 $28,200 $31,750 $35,250 $38,100 $40,900 $43,750 $46,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hornell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,500 $45,150 $50,800 $56,400 $60,950 $65,450 $69,950 $74,450