Affordable Housing In Monroe County
New York


Waiting List Openings In Monroe County

Waiting ListStatus
Rochester Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

192 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Charlotte Harbortown

4575 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY
$423-871
Studio-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Jefferson Park

120 Jefferson Avenue
Fairport, NY
$790
1 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

St Bernard's Park Apartments

2260 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY
$415-795
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Affinity Orchard Place Apartments

1 Affinity Ln
Rochester, NY
$545-1,060
1-5 BR
HCV Welcome

Springside Meadows

125 Scottsville W Henrietta Rd
Henrietta, NY
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

The Gardens at Town Center

100 Greece Center Drive
Rochester, NY
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Lake Ravine apartments

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

College Greene

45 College Greene Dr
North Chili, NY
$874-984
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Abraham Lincoln Apartments

355 North Park Drive
Rochester, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Harris Park Apartments

122 Harris Park
Rochester, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

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 192 low income housing apartment communities offering 17,236 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, New York. Monroe County features 8,530 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 8,421 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monroe County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 192
Total Low Income Apartments 17,236
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,530
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.1

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 $75,700

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 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 Monroe County HUD Rental Assistance in Monroe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,900 $18,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
80% of Median $42,400 $48,450 $54,500 $60,550 $65,400 $70,250 $75,100 $79,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Monroe County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 2012, 30 low income apartment communities containing 2,950 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Monroe County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Monroe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
60% of Median $31,800 $36,360 $40,920 $45,420 $49,080 $52,740 $56,340 $60,000

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Monroe County is $40,920 a year, or $3,410 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,410 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,023 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $663 $710 $853 $984 $1,099 $1,212
60% $795 $852 $1,023 $1,181 $1,319 $1,454
Fair Market Rents in Monroe County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$668 $775 $972 $1,211 $1,317

Cities In Monroe County

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City Listings Served By
Rochester 136 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochester is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Honeoye Falls 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Honeoye Falls are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Irondequoit 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irondequoit is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Greece 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greece are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Brockport 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brockport are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Clarkson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarkson are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Penfield 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Penfield are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Hamlin 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamlin are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Webster 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Webster are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Hilton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hilton are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Churchville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Churchville are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Scottsville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scottsville are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Fairport 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairport are the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency and Rochester Housing Authority.
Brighton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brighton are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Gates 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gates are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Henrietta 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Henrietta are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Spencerport 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spencerport are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Chili 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chili are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
East Rochester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Rochester is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Irondequoit Town 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irondequoit Town is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Mendon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mendon are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
North Gates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Gates are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Ogden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ogden are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Parma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parma are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Perinton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Perinton are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Pittsford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pittsford are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Riga 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riga are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Rush 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rush are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Sweden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sweden are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Wheatland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wheatland are the Rochester Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
North Chili 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Chili are the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency and Rochester Housing Authority.