Affordable Housing In Kenmore
Erie County, New York

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kenmore

Westchester Park Apartments

55 Ralston Ave
Kenmore, New York

Theater Apartments

657 Colvin Blvd
Kenmore, New York
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kenmore, 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 Kenmore, New York

Housing Authority Programs
Kenmore Municipal Housing Authority Public Housing
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenmore, New York

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 400 affordable apartments for rent in Kenmore, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Kenmore, New York

Kenmore features 400 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 Kenmore, New York

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenmore, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kenmore landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kenmore.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kenmore, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $867 and $1,059.

2022 Kenmore, 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
Kenmore, New York Fair Market Rent $774 $812 $963 $1,190 $1,334
Kenmore, New York Payment Standard Range $697 to $851 $731 to $893 $867 to $1,059 $1,071 to $1,309 $1,201 to $1,467

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kenmore, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 400
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 400
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.19%
Average Renter Household Size 1.62
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $51,634 ±$3,529
Median Rent $681 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.84% ± 11.27pp
Total Population 15,271

Population and Household Demographics

Kenmore is a city in Erie County, New York with a population of 15,271. There are 7,032 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 33.19% of households in Kenmore are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kenmore

The median gross income for households in Kenmore is $51,634 a year, or $4,303 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenmore, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenmore.

Area Median Income In Kenmore

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 Kenmore, the AMI is calculated from all households within Erie County.

In Kenmore, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,700

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 Kenmore

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 Kenmore

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kenmore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,450 $21,050 $23,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kenmore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kenmore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,150 $56,150 $63,150 $70,150 $75,800 $81,400 $87,000 $92,600