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Affordable Housing In Monroe County
New York

194 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Charlotte Harbortown

4575 Lake Ave
Rochester, New York
$423-871
Studio-4 BR

Jefferson Park

120 Jefferson Avenue
Fairport, New York
$790
1 BR
55+

St Bernard's Park Apartments

2260 Lake Ave
Rochester, New York
$415-795
Studio-2 BR

Scottsville Hollow

1 Bowerman Rd
Scottsville, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Hamilton

185 Mount Hope
Rochester, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Affinity Orchard Place Apartments

1 Affinity Ln
Rochester, New York
$545-1,060
1-5 BR

Springside Meadows

125 Scottsville W Henrietta Rd
Henrietta, New York
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

The Gardens at Town Center

100 Greece Center Drive
Rochester, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lake Ravine apartments

582 Lake Ave
Rochester, New York
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

College Greene

45 College Greene Dr
North Chili, New York
$874-984
1-2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Monroe County

Housing Authority Programs
Rochester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Fairport Urban Renewal Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, New York

There are 194 low income housing apartment communities offering 17,057 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe County, New York

Monroe County features 8,594 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 Monroe County, New York

There are 8,178 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Monroe County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Monroe County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monroe County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $905 and $1,107.

2021 Monroe County, 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
Monroe County, New York Fair Market Rent $698 $805 $1,006 $1,251 $1,364
Monroe County, New York Payment Standard Range $628 to $768 $725 to $886 $905 to $1,107 $1,126 to $1,376 $1,228 to $1,500

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monroe County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 194
Total Low Income Apartments 17,057
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,594
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $52,553 ±$737
Median Rent $826 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.37% ± 1.15pp
Total Population 749,356

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe County is a county in New York with a population of 749,356. There are 299,764 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 35.84% of households in Monroe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe County

The median gross income for households in Monroe County is $52,553 a year, or $4,379 a month. The median rent for the county is $826 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe County, a household making less than $2,753 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe County.

Area Median Income In Monroe County

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.

In Monroe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,200

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 Monroe County

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 Monroe County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700

Cities In Monroe County

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City Served By
Brighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brighton are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Brockport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brockport are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Chili The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chili are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Churchville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Churchville are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Clarkson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarkson are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
East Rochester The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Rochester are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Fairport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairport are the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency and Rochester Housing Authority.
Gates The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gates are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Greece The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greece are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Hamlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamlin are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Henrietta The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Henrietta are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Hilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hilton are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Honeoye Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Honeoye Falls are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Irondequoit The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Irondequoit are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Irondequoit Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Irondequoit Town are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Mendon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mendon are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
North Chili The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Chili are the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency and Rochester Housing Authority.
North Gates The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Gates are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Ogden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ogden are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Parma The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parma are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Penfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Penfield are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Perinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Perinton are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Pittsford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pittsford are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Riga The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riga are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Rochester The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rochester are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Rush The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rush are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Scottsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scottsville are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Spencerport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spencerport are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Sweden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sweden are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Webster The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Webster are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Wheatland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wheatland are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.