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Affordable Housing In Orange County
New York

70 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange County

Devans Gate II

4 Devans Gate Dr
Otisville, New York

Waters Edge 40 Senior Apartments

214 E Main St
Port Jervis, New York

Devans Gate

County Rte 11
Mount Hope, New York

New Windsor

1000 Senior Ct
New Windsor, New York

Devans Gate Senior Apartments

RR 11
Otisville, New York

Hillside Terrace Apartments

39 Pennsylvania Ave
Port Jervis, New York

Palm Gardens

10 D a Weider Blvd
Monroe, New York

Lander Street Houses

173 Chambers St
Newburgh, New York

Emergency Housing Group - Nolan Shelter

133 Washington St
Newburgh, New York

Lander Street Houses II

183 Chambers St
Newburgh, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Orange County

Housing Authority Programs
PathStone Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orange County, New York

There are 70 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,989 affordable apartments for rent in Orange County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Orange County, New York

Orange County features 1,046 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 Orange County, New York

There are 2,913 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orange County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Orange County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orange County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,257 and $1,537.

2020 Orange 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
Fair Market Rent $1,021 $1,112 $1,397 $1,780 $2,049
Payment Standard Range $919 to $1,123 $1,001 to $1,223 $1,257 to $1,537 $1,602 to $1,958 $1,844 to $2,254

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orange County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 70
Total Low Income Apartments 3,989
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,046
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
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
Total Population 375,384

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.

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 $102,300

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 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 $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650

Cities In Orange County

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