Affordable Housing In Melrose Park
Cayuga County, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Melrose Park

Housing Authority Programs
Cayuga County Homsite Development Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Melrose Park, New York

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Melrose Park, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Melrose Park, New York

Melrose Park features 0 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 Melrose Park, New York

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Melrose Park, New York

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Melrose Park, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $762 and $932.

2021 Melrose Park, 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
Melrose Park, New York Fair Market Rent $638 $685 $847 $1,076 $1,197
Melrose Park, New York Payment Standard Range $574 to $702 $617 to $754 $762 to $932 $968 to $1,184 $1,077 to $1,317

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Melrose Park, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 6.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $90,078 ±$18,919
Median Rent $768 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.98% ± 41.92pp
Total Population 2,199

Population and Household Demographics

Melrose Park is a city in Cayuga County, New York with a population of 2,199. There are 887 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 6.65% of households in Melrose Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Melrose Park

The median gross income for households in Melrose Park is $90,078 a year, or $7,507 a month. The median rent for the city is $768 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Melrose Park, a household making less than $2,560 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Melrose Park.

Area Median Income In Melrose Park

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 Melrose Park, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cayuga County.

In Melrose Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,400

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 Melrose Park

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 Melrose Park

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Melrose Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,700 $17,950 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Melrose Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,150 $29,850 $33,600 $37,300 $40,300 $43,300 $46,300 $49,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Melrose Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,800 $47,800 $53,750 $59,700 $64,500 $69,300 $74,050 $78,850