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Affordable Housing In Kings County
New York

Housing Authorities that serve Kings County

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
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 776 low income housing apartment communities offering 107,204 affordable apartments for rent in Kings County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Kings County, New York

Kings County features 81,322 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 25,882 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 $1,756 and $2,146.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,665 $1,714 $1,951 $2,472 $2,643
Payment Standard Range $1,499 to $1,832 $1,543 to $1,885 $1,756 to $2,146 $2,225 to $2,719 $2,379 to $2,907

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kings County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 776
Total Low Income Apartments 107,204
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 81,322
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 $78,700

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
50% of Median $39,800 $45,500 $51,200 $56,850 $61,400 $65,950 $70,500 $75,050
80% of Median $63,700 $72,800 $81,900 $90,950 $98,250 $105,550 $112,800 $120,100

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.