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Affordable Housing In Lake Ronkonkoma
Suffolk County, New York

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake Ronkonkoma

Brookwood on the Lake

1507 Round Pond Rd
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Option VI

2879 Lake Shore
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Disabled Supportive Housing

Option Supported Housing Project IIi East

295 Richmond Blvd
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Disabled Supportive Housing

Options Supp Housing IV

758 Hawkins Ave
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Disabled Supportive Housing

Options Supported Housing Project XIV

31 David Ln
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Lake Ronkonkoma

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Corporation of Long Island Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 372 affordable apartments for rent in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

Lake Ronkonkoma features 372 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 Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake Ronkonkoma landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Lake Ronkonkoma.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,793 and $2,191.

2020 Lake Ronkonkoma, 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 $1,298 $1,624 $1,992 $2,563 $2,858
Payment Standard Range $1,168 to $1,428 $1,462 to $1,786 $1,793 to $2,191 $2,307 to $2,819 $2,572 to $3,144

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 372
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 372
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.89
Median Household Income $87,296 ±$6,491
Median Rent $1,370 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.93% ± 9.64pp
Total Population 19,943

Population and Household Demographics

Lake Ronkonkoma is a city in Suffolk County, New York with a population of 19,943. There are 6,752 households in the city with an average household size of 2.89 persons. 24.63% of households in Lake Ronkonkoma are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake Ronkonkoma

The median gross income for households in Lake Ronkonkoma is $87,296 a year, or $7,275 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,370 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake Ronkonkoma, a household making less than $4,567 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake Ronkonkoma.

Area Median Income In Lake Ronkonkoma

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 Lake Ronkonkoma, the AMI is calculated from all households within Suffolk County.

In Lake Ronkonkoma, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $126,600

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 Lake Ronkonkoma

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 Lake Ronkonkoma

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
50% of Median $44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600
80% of Median $65,050 $74,350 $83,650 $92,900 $100,350 $107,800 $115,200 $122,650