Affordable Housing In Ontario County
New York


Waiting List Openings In Ontario County

Waiting ListStatus
Rochester Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ontario County

Spa Apartments

11 E Main St
Clifton Springs, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Fort Hill Apartments

235 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Brookside Apartments

2883 Conifer Drive
Canandaigua, NY
$670-894
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Foster Block

7 Crane Street
Clifton Springs, NY
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Lakeside Village Apartments

275 Jefferson Ave
Canandaigua, NY
Subsidized

Wilcox Lane Senior Citizens

40 Wilcox Ln
Canandaigua, NY
Subsidized

Canandaigua Elderly Housing

80 Parrish St
Canandaigua, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

North Street Apartments

260 W North St
Geneva, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Castle Street Apartments

4 Castle St
Rushville, NY
HCV Welcome

The Seneca Apartments

529 Exchange St
Geneva, NY
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Ontario 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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Ontario County

Housing Authority Programs
Geneva Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ontario County, New York

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,689 affordable apartments for rent in Ontario County, New York. Ontario County features 856 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 833 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ontario County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ontario County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 1,689
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 856
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $57,416 ±$1,353
Median Rent $809 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.08% ± 3.73pp
Total Population 109,192

Population and Household Demographics

Ontario County is a County in New York with a population of 109,192. There are 44,252 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 27.17% of households in Ontario County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ontario County

The median gross income for households in Ontario County is $57,416 a year, or $4,785 a month. The median rent for the county is $809 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ontario County, a household making less than $2,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Ontario County.1

Area Median Income In Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario County HUD Rental Assistance in Ontario 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 Ontario County

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

From 1988 to 2010, 62 low income apartment communities containing 949 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario County

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City Listings Served By
Farmington 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Geneva 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Geneva are the Geneva Housing Authority and Rochester Housing Authority.
Canandaigua 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canandaigua is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Clifton Springs 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton Springs is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Bloomfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomfield is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Victor 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Victor is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Rushville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rushville is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Shortsville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shortsville is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Naples 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Naples is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Bristol 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Canadice 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canadice is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Crystal Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal Beach is the Rochester Housing Authority.
East Bloomfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Bloomfield is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Gorham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gorham is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Hall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hall is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Honeoye 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honeoye is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Hopewell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopewell is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Manchester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Phelps 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Phelps is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Port Gibson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Gibson is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Richmond 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the Rochester Housing Authority.
Seneca 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seneca is the Rochester Housing Authority.
South Bristol 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Bristol is the Rochester Housing Authority.
West Bloomfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Bloomfield is the Rochester Housing Authority.