Cheap Apartments In Orange County
New York


Waiting List Openings In Orange County

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Low Income Apartments In Orange County

Liberty Square Apartments

497 Liberty St.
Newburgh, NY
$999-1,038
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Bush Gardens

103 Boniface Drive #100
Pine Bush, NY
1-2 BR

Waters Edge Senior Housing

216 E Main St
Port Jervis, NY
HCV Welcome

Waters Edge 12

208 E Main St
Port Jervis, NY
HCV Welcome

Burt Farms II Senior Citizens

105 Forester Ave
Warwick, NY
Subsidized

Burt Farms I

103 Forester Ave
Warwick, NY
Subsidized

Varick Homes

121 Varick Homes
Newburgh, NY
Subsidized

Port Jervis Senior Citizens Apartments

230 Jersey Ave
Port Jervis, NY
Subsidized

Maybrook Gardens

105 Clark Pl
Maybrook, NY
Subsidized

Veyant Green

40 W Point Hwy
Highland Falls, NY
Subsidized

There are 70 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,991 affordable apartments for rent in Orange County, New York. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,239 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 551 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Orange County. There are 5,317 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Orange County

Housing Authority Programs
Pathstone Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Orange County

Housing Authority Programs
Newburgh Housing Authourity Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Port Jervis Housing Authority Public Housing
Village of Highland Falls Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Port Jervis Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Village of Kiryas Joel HA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Understanding Affordable Housing in Orange County, New York

Orange County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 70
Total Low Income Apartments 3,991
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,239
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Total Population 375,384
Housing Units 125,270
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $70,848 ±$1,355
Median Rent $1,155 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.45% ± 2.2pp

Population and Household Demographics

Orange County is a County in New York with a population of 375,384. There are 125,270 households in the county with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 31.2% of households in Orange County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orange County

The median gross income for households in Orange County is $70,848 a year, or $5,904 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,155 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange County, a household making less than $3,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 2.2 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Orange 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 Orange County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,600

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 Orange 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 Orange County HUD Rental Assistance in Orange County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,900 $22,750 $25,600 $28,400 $30,700 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $33,150 $37,850 $42,600 $47,300 $51,100 $54,900 $58,700 $62,450
80% of Median $50,350 $57,550 $64,750 $71,900 $77,700 $83,450 $89,200 $94,950

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Orange County

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

From 1992 to 2012, 63 low income apartment communities containing 3,940 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Orange County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Orange County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Orange County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $33,150 $37,850 $42,600 $47,300 $51,100 $54,900 $58,700 $62,450
60% of Median $39,780 $45,420 $51,120 $56,760 $61,320 $65,880 $70,440 $74,940

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 Orange County is $51,120 a year, or $4,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,278 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% $829 $888 $1,065 $1,230 $1,373 $1,514
60% $995 $1,065 $1,278 $1,476 $1,647 $1,817
Fair Market Rents in Orange 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$969 $1,073 $1,346 $1,721 $2,008

Cities In Orange County

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City Listings Served By
Newburgh 28 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newburgh are the Newburgh Housing Authourity and Pathstone Corporation.
Middletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Pathstone Corporation.
Monroe 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monroe are the Village of Kiryas Joel HA and Pathstone Corporation.
Warwick 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warwick is the Pathstone Corporation.
Pine Bush 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Bush is the Pathstone Corporation.
Maybrook 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maybrook is the Pathstone Corporation.
Port Jervis 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Port Jervis are the Port Jervis Housing Authority, Port Jervis Community Development Agency and Pathstone Corporation.
Walden 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walden is the Pathstone Corporation.
Goshen 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goshen is the Pathstone Corporation.
Tuxedo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuxedo is the Pathstone Corporation.
Montgomery 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery is the Pathstone Corporation.
Highland Falls 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Falls are the Village of Highland Falls and Pathstone Corporation.
Washingtonville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washingtonville is the Pathstone Corporation.
Cornwall 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornwall is the Pathstone Corporation.
Harriman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harriman is the Pathstone Corporation.
Mount Hope 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Hope is the Pathstone Corporation.
Chester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Pathstone Corporation.
New Windsor 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Windsor is the Pathstone Corporation.
Balmville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Balmville is the Pathstone Corporation.
Beaver Dam Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaver Dam Lake is the Pathstone Corporation.
Blooming Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blooming Grove is the Pathstone Corporation.
Cornwall on Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornwall on Hudson is the Pathstone Corporation.
Crawford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crawford is the Pathstone Corporation.
Deerpark 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deerpark is the Pathstone Corporation.
Firthcliffe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Firthcliffe is the Pathstone Corporation.
Florida 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florida is the Pathstone Corporation.
Fort Montgomery 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Montgomery is the Pathstone Corporation.
Gardnertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardnertown is the Pathstone Corporation.
Greenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the Pathstone Corporation.
Greenwood Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood Lake is the Pathstone Corporation.
Hamptonburgh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamptonburgh is the Pathstone Corporation.
Highlands 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highlands is the Pathstone Corporation.
Kiryas Joel 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kiryas Joel is the Pathstone Corporation.
Mechanicstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mechanicstown is the Pathstone Corporation.
Minisink 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minisink is the Pathstone Corporation.
Mountain Lodge Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Lodge Park is the Pathstone Corporation.
Orange Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orange Lake is the Pathstone Corporation.
Otisville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otisville is the Pathstone Corporation.
Salisbury Mills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salisbury Mills is the Pathstone Corporation.
Scotchtown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scotchtown is the Pathstone Corporation.
South Blooming Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Blooming Grove is the Pathstone Corporation.
Tuxedo Park 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuxedo Park is the Pathstone Corporation.
Unionville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Unionville is the Pathstone Corporation.
Vails Gate 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vails Gate is the Pathstone Corporation.
Wallkill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallkill is the Pathstone Corporation.
Walton Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walton Park is the Pathstone Corporation.
Washington Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington Heights is the Pathstone Corporation.
Wawayanda 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wawayanda is the Pathstone Corporation.
West Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Point is the Pathstone Corporation.
Woodbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodbury is the Pathstone Corporation.
Cornwall-on-Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornwall-on-Hudson is the Pathstone Corporation.