Affordable Housing In Onondaga County
New York

132 Low Income Apartment Communities In Onondaga County

Eaglewood East

1208 E Fayette St
Syracuse, New York

1603 E Genesee St

1603 E Genesee St
Syracuse, New York

Cobblestone Square IV

6112 Cobblestone Dr
Cicero, New York
Subsidized

Maple Heights

403 E Genesee Pkwy
Syracuse, New York

Edgerton Estates, Inc

501 Edgerton St
Minoa, New York

Boulevard Senior Apartments

4624 Onondaga Blvd
Syracuse, New York

Wedgewood I Apartments

7851 State Rte 298
Cicero, New York

Valley Vista

122 W Seneca Tpke
Syracuse, New York
Subsidized

Old Erie Place, Phase III

20 N Beaver St
Jordan, New York

Colonial Village

5890 Bowman Rd
East Syracuse, New York

Guide To Affordable Housing in Onondaga County, New York

There are 132 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,158 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 5,122 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 132
Total Low Income Apartments 11,158
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
Total Population 468,304

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 $80,500

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

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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.
$16,700 $19,100 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$27,850 $31,800 $35,800 $39,750 $42,950 $46,150 $49,300 $52,500
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.
$44,550 $50,900 $57,250 $63,600 $68,700 $73,800 $78,900 $84,000