Affordable Housing In Kings County
New York

Waiting List Openings In Kings County

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780 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kings County

Westfall Senior Apartments

320 Manhattan Avenue
Matamoras, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+

60 Water Street Apartments

60 Water Street
Brooklyn, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Brownsville Gardens

50 Legion St
Brooklyn, New York
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

66 Rockwell Apartments

66 Rockwell Apartments
Brooklyn, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Medgar Evers Houses Apartments

745 Gates Ave
New York City, New York

Cabs Elderly Housing

590 Dekalb Ave
New York City, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Marcus Garvey Village

353 Chester St
New York City, New York
Subsidized

Rutland Road House

60-80 E 93RD ST
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio BR

15 Dunham Place (11 Broadway)

15 Dunham Place
New York City, New York

Bridge Community

271 Bainbridge Street
Brooklyn, New York

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kings County, 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 Kings County, New York

Housing Authority Programs
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership
New York City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher
New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kings County, New York

There are 780 low income housing apartment communities offering 108,355 affordable apartments for rent in Kings County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Kings County, New York

Kings County features 82,043 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 Kings County, New York

There are 26,193 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kings County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kings County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kings County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kings County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kings County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,823 and $2,229.

2022 Kings County, 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
Kings County, New York Fair Market Rent $1,747 $1,778 $2,026 $2,556 $2,747
Kings County, New York Payment Standard Range $1,572 to $1,922 $1,600 to $1,956 $1,823 to $2,229 $2,300 to $2,812 $2,472 to $3,022

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kings County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 780
Total Low Income Apartments 108,355
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 82,043
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 70.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $48,201 ±$419
Median Rent $1,215 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.28% ± 0.48pp
Total Population 2,595,259

Population and Household Demographics

Kings County is a county in New York with a population of 2,595,259. There are 931,786 households in the county with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 70.73% of households in Kings County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kings County

The median gross income for households in Kings County is $48,201 a year, or $4,017 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,215 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kings County, a household making less than $4,050 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Kings County.

Area Median Income In Kings 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 Kings County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,700

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 Kings 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Kings County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kings County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kings County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,800 $47,750 $53,700 $59,650 $64,450 $69,200 $74,000 $78,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kings County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,850 $76,400 $85,950 $95,450 $103,100 $110,750 $118,400 $126,000

Cities In Kings County

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City Served By
Brooklyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brooklyn are the New York City Housing Authority, New York State Homes and Community Renewal and New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development.