Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lackawanna, NY

Discover affordable housing in Lackawanna where there are 8+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Ridgeway Commons

264 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, New York 14218

bed 1-2
payment $520-624/mo.

Sunflower Housing

146 Franklin St, Lackawanna, New York 14218

Victory Ridge Apartments

55 Melroy Ave, Lackawanna, New York 14218

120 Ingham Avenue

120 Ingham Ave, Lackawanna, New York 14218

48 Holland 15 Eaton

48 Holland Ave, Lackawanna, New York 14218

Baker Homes

190 Steelawanna Ave, Lackawanna, New York 14218

Parkview Towers

600 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, New York 14218

Dorothy Glover Apartments

54 Gates Ave, Lackawanna, New York 14218

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lackawanna, New York

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lackawanna, New York
$22.03/hour
$7.03 (+47%) more than New York minimum wage and $14.78 (+204%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lackawanna, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Lackawanna, New York.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Lackawanna, New York.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Lackawanna, New York.
Operates the Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Lackawanna, New York.

Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lackawanna.

How many renters live in Lackawanna, New York?

The City of Lackawanna has 19,762 people living in 8,582 households.

There are 8,214 renters living in 3,817 renter households in this City. Renters make up 41.56 percent of the population living in Lackawanna.

What is the rental market like in Lackawanna, New York?

There are an estimated 9,368 housing units in the Lackawanna area. Of these, 3,980 units are rental homes, making up 42 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lackawanna, New York, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lackawanna?

The rental vacancy rate in Lackawanna is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lackawanna for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lackawanna
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
50 676 1,936 1,006 129
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lackawanna

A large number of apartments in Lackawanna have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Lackawanna are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lackawanna

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $951 to $1,604. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $951
One BR $992
Two BR $1,163
Three BR $1,424
Four BR $1,604
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lackawanna, New York

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lackawanna?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 50 100 percent
One BR 494 73 percent
Two BR 1,780 92 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lackawanna, New York

How many affordable rental units are in Lackawanna?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lackawanna, New York including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 153
Public Housing 490
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 63
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 49
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lackawanna, New York

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lackawanna, New York

Lackawanna features 569 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 Lackawanna, New York

There are 74 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lackawanna.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lackawanna, New York

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lackawanna, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,047 and $1,279.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.