Affordable Housing In New York County
New York

Waiting List Openings In New York County

Referral Only New York City, New York Housing Choice Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In New York County

The Balton Commons

311 West 127th Street
New York, New York
$2,370-3,530
Studio-3 BR

Central Neighborhood

Columbus Avenue
New York, New York

The Larstrand

227 West 77th Street
New York, New York

Essex Crossing

175 Delancey Street
New York, New York

847 Saint Nicholas Avenue Apartments

847 St Nicholas Ave
New York City, New York

WHGA Dorie Miller Apts

West 152nd Street
New York, New York

118th Street Residence

17 West 118th Street
New York, New York

Prospero Hall

110 E 118th St
New York, New York
Subsidized
Homeless Supportive Housing
Veterans Welcome

East 111th Street Cluster

2027 3rd Ave
New York City, New York

LUCILLE C CLARK HSG

246 W 112TH ST
Manhattan, New York

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in New York County, 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 New York County, New York

Housing Authority Programs
New York City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership
New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in New York County, New York

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 641 affordable apartments for rent in New York County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in New York County, New York

New York County features 87 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 New York County, New York

There are 299 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New York County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New York County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New York County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in New York County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New York County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,823 and $2,229.

2022 New York 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
New York County, New York Fair Market Rent $1,747 $1,778 $2,026 $2,556 $2,747
New York County, New York Payment Standard Range $1,572 to $1,922 $1,600 to $1,956 $1,823 to $2,229 $2,300 to $2,812 $2,472 to $3,022

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New York County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 641
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 87
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 77.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $72,871 ±$1,113
Median Rent $1,519 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.69% ± 0.63pp
Total Population 1,629,507

Population and Household Demographics

New York County is a county in New York with a population of 1,629,507. There are 750,419 households in the county with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 77.07% of households in New York County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New York County

The median gross income for households in New York County is $72,871 a year, or $6,073 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,519 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New York County, a household making less than $5,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.69% of households who rent are overburdened in New York County.

Area Median Income In New York 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 New York County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,700

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 New York 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 New York County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New York County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New York County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,800 $47,750 $53,700 $59,650 $64,450 $69,200 $74,000 $78,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New York County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,850 $76,400 $85,950 $95,450 $103,100 $110,750 $118,400 $126,000

Cities In New York County

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City Served By
Manhattan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Manhattan are the New York City Housing Authority, New York State Homes and Community Renewal and New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development.