Affordable Housing In Lancaster
Erie County, New York

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lancaster

Lancaster Towers

1 Pleasant Ave W
Lancaster, New York
Subsidized

Birch Housing Corp.

2249 Como Park Blvd
Lancaster, New York
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Walden Avenue Residence

4002 Walden Ave
Lancaster, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Redwood Housing

4827 William St
Lancaster, New York
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Independent Housing Opportunities

4042 Walden Ave
Lancaster, New York
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Colonial Meadows

6012 Broadway St
Lancaster, New York
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lancaster, 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 Lancaster, New York

Housing Authority Programs
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 Lancaster, New York

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 209 affordable apartments for rent in Lancaster, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Lancaster, New York

Lancaster features 185 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 Lancaster, New York

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lancaster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lancaster, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lancaster landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lancaster.

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

2022 Lancaster, 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
Lancaster, New York Fair Market Rent $774 $812 $963 $1,190 $1,334
Lancaster, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lancaster, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 209
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 185
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Lancaster is a city in Erie County, New York with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Lancaster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lancaster

The median gross income for households in Lancaster is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Lancaster

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

In Lancaster, 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 Lancaster

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 Lancaster

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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