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Affordable Housing In Medford
Suffolk County, New York

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Medford

John Paul II Apartments

590 Christopher Ct
Medford, New York
Elderly Supportive Housing

Waverly Residence

238 Waverly Ave
Medford, New York
Disabled Supportive Housing

Medford Hamlet Assisted Living Facility

1529 N Ocean Ave
Medford, New York

Project Share XI

322 Birchwood Rd
Medford, New York
Disabled Supportive Housing

Medford Landing

101 Addison Pl
Medford, New York
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Housing Authorities that serve Medford

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Medford, New York

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 341 affordable apartments for rent in Medford, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Medford, New York

Medford features 93 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 Medford, New York

There are 248 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Medford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Medford, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Medford landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Medford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Medford, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,832 and $2,239.

2021 Medford, 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 $1,343 $1,659 $2,035 $2,606 $2,896
Payment Standard Range $1,209 to $1,477 $1,493 to $1,825 $1,832 to $2,239 $2,345 to $2,867 $2,606 to $3,186

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Medford, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 341
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 93
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 3.13
Median Household Income $91,035 ±$9,231
Median Rent $1,732 ±$177
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.91% ± 10.62pp
Total Population 24,793

Population and Household Demographics

Medford is a city in Suffolk County, New York with a population of 24,793. There are 7,788 households in the city with an average household size of 3.13 persons. 15.2% of households in Medford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Medford

The median gross income for households in Medford is $91,035 a year, or $7,586 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Medford, a household making less than $5,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Medford.

Area Median Income In Medford

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

In Medford, 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 Medford

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 Medford

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