Affordable Housing In Onondaga County
131 Low Income Apartment Communities In Onondaga County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Onondaga County, New York
There are 131 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,022 affordable apartments for rent in Onondaga County, New York.
Income Based Apartments in Onondaga County, New York
Onondaga County features 6,036 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 Onondaga County, New York
There are 4,986 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Onondaga County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Onondaga County, New York
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Onondaga County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Onondaga County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Onondaga County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $869 and $1,063.
2022 Onondaga 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|
|Onondaga County, New York Fair Market Rent||$694||$781||$966||$1,198||$1,390|
|Onondaga County, New York Payment Standard Range||$625 to $763||$703 to $859||$869 to $1,063||$1,078 to $1,318||$1,251 to $1,529|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Onondaga County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||131|
|Total Low Income Apartments||11,022|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||6,036|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||34.72%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.20|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Median Household Income||$55,092 ±$657|
|Median Rent||$787 ±$9|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.98% ± 1.48pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Onondaga County is a county in New York with a population of 468,304. There are 184,641 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 34.72% of households in Onondaga County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Onondaga County
The median gross income for households in Onondaga County is $55,092 a year, or $4,591 a month. The median rent for the county is $787 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Onondaga County, a household making less than $2,623 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Onondaga County.
Area Median Income In Onondaga 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 Onondaga County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,100
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 Onondaga 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 Onondaga 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 Onondaga County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Onondaga County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Onondaga County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Onondaga County
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|De Witt Town|
|North Syracuse||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Syracuse is the Village of North Syracuse Housing Authority.|
|Onondaga Nation Reservation|
|Syracuse||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Syracuse are the Syracuse Housing Authority and Village of Manlius.|