Affordable Housing In Orange County
New York

68 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange County

Devans Gate II

4 Devans Gate Dr
Otisville, NY
HCV Welcome

Waters Edge 40 Senior Apartments

214 E Main St
Port Jervis, NY
HCV Welcome

Devans Gate

County Rte 11
Mount Hope, NY
HCV Welcome

New Windsor

1000 Senior Ct
New Windsor, NY
HCV Welcome

Devans Gate Senior Apartments

RR 11
Otisville, NY
HCV Welcome

Hillside Terrace Apartments

39 Pennsylvania Ave
Port Jervis, NY

Palm Gardens

10 D a Weider Blvd
Monroe, NY

Lander Street Houses

173 Chambers St
Newburgh, NY
HCV Welcome

Emergency Housing Group - Nolan Shelter

133 Washington St
Newburgh, NY
HCV Welcome

Lander Street Houses II

183 Chambers St
Newburgh, NY
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Orange County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Orange County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orange County, New York

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 68 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,875 affordable apartments for rent in Orange County, New York. Orange County features 942 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,903 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange County.

Orange County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 68
Total Low Income Apartments 3,875
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 942
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.1

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 $96,600

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 $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
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, 55 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.

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 $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
60% of Median $40,620 $46,380 $52,200 $57,960 $62,640 $67,260 $71,880 $76,560

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 $52,200 a year, or $4,350 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,350 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,305 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% $846 $906 $1,088 $1,256 $1,401 $1,546
60% $1,016 $1,088 $1,305 $1,508 $1,682 $1,856
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,021 $1,112 $1,397 $1,780 $2,049

Cities In Orange County

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City Listings Served By
Newburgh 27 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newburgh are the Newburgh Housing Authourity and PathStone.
Middletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the PathStone.
Monroe 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monroe are the Village of Kiryas Joel HA and PathStone.
Warwick 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warwick is the PathStone.
Pine Bush 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Bush is the PathStone.
Maybrook 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maybrook is the PathStone.
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.
Walden 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walden is the PathStone.
Goshen 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goshen is the PathStone.
Tuxedo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuxedo is the PathStone.
Montgomery 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery is the PathStone.
Highland Falls 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Falls are the Village of Highland Falls and PathStone.
Washingtonville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washingtonville is the PathStone.
Cornwall 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornwall is the PathStone.
Harriman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harriman is the PathStone.
Mount Hope 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Hope is the PathStone.
Chester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the PathStone.
New Windsor 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Windsor is the PathStone.
Balmville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Balmville is the PathStone.
Beaver Dam Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaver Dam Lake is the PathStone.
Blooming Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blooming Grove is the PathStone.
Cornwall on Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornwall on Hudson is the PathStone.
Crawford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crawford is the PathStone.
Deerpark 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deerpark is the PathStone.
Firthcliffe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Firthcliffe is the PathStone.
Florida 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florida is the PathStone.
Fort Montgomery 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Montgomery is the PathStone.
Gardnertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardnertown is the PathStone.
Greenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the PathStone.
Greenwood Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood Lake is the PathStone.
Hamptonburgh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamptonburgh is the PathStone.
Highlands 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highlands is the PathStone.
Kiryas Joel 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kiryas Joel is the PathStone.
Mechanicstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mechanicstown is the PathStone.
Minisink 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minisink is the PathStone.
Mountain Lodge Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Lodge Park is the PathStone.
Orange Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orange Lake is the PathStone.
Otisville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otisville is the PathStone.
Salisbury Mills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salisbury Mills is the PathStone.
Scotchtown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scotchtown is the PathStone.
South Blooming Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Blooming Grove is the PathStone.
Tuxedo Park 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuxedo Park is the PathStone.
Unionville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Unionville is the PathStone.
Vails Gate 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vails Gate is the PathStone.
Wallkill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallkill is the PathStone.
Walton Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walton Park is the PathStone.
Washington Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington Heights is the PathStone.
Wawayanda 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wawayanda is the PathStone.
West Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Point is the PathStone.
Woodbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodbury is the PathStone.
Cornwall-on-Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornwall-on-Hudson is the PathStone.