Affordable Housing In Jamestown
Chautauqua County, New York

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jamestown

Covenant Manor

23 W 3rd St
Jamestown, NY
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Subsidized

Chadakoin Centre Apartments

114 W 3rd St
Jamestown, NY
HCV Welcome

Crestline Villa

113 Anderson St
Jamestown, NY
Subsidized

Bradmar Village

11 Bradmar Cir
Jamestown, NY
Subsidized

Ernest G. Anderson Manor

8 Crane St
Jamestown, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Steven B. Carlson Towers

842 N Main St
Jamestown, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Paul A. Westerberg Towers

145 Chandler St
Jamestown, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Trevor Woodward Park

737 Falconer St
Jamestown, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

William B. Anderson

9 Crane St
Jamestown, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Jamestown Ymca

101 E 4th St
Jamestown, NY
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 843 affordable apartments for rent in Jamestown. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 729 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Jamestown, HUD housing programs support 252 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 114 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Jamestown

Housing Authority Programs
Jamestown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Chautauqua Opportunities Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Jamestown

Housing Authority Programs
Southern Tier Environments for Living Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jamestown, New York

Jamestown, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 843
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 729
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Total Population 30,546
Housing Units 12,935
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $30,950 ±$1,920
Median Rent $587 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.91% ± 4.63pp

Population and Household Demographics

Jamestown is a City in Chautauqua County, New York with a population of 30,546. There are 12,935 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 48.87% of households in Jamestown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jamestown

The median gross income for households in Jamestown is $30,950 a year, or $2,579 a month. The median rent for the city is $587 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jamestown, a household making less than $1,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Jamestown.1

Area Median Income In Jamestown

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 Jamestown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chautauqua County.

In Jamestown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,500

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 Jamestown

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 Jamestown HUD Rental Assistance in Jamestown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
80% of Median $37,100 $42,400 $47,700 $52,950 $57,200 $61,450 $65,700 $69,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jamestown

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

From 1996 to 2009, 6 low income apartment communities containing 115 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jamestown 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 Jamestown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
60% of Median $27,840 $31,800 $35,760 $39,720 $42,900 $46,080 $49,260 $52,440

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 Jamestown is $35,760 a year, or $2,980 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,980 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $894 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% $580 $621 $745 $861 $960 $1,059
60% $696 $746 $894 $1,033 $1,152 $1,271
Fair Market Rents in Jamestown

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
$555 $567 $700 $908 $1,050