Cheap Apartments In Orleans County
New York


Waiting List Openings In Orleans County

Waiting ListStatus
Pathstone Corporation Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

Low Income Apartments In Orleans County

Maple Ridge Estates

200 Ricky Pl
Medina, NY
Subsidized

Akeley Landing

17179 4th Section Rd
Clarendon, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Northwood Apartments

14352 Northwood Dr
Albion, NY
HCV Welcome

Creekwood Apartments

14350 Northwood Dr
Albion, NY
HCV Welcome

Sandstone Village

100 Bernz O Matic Dr
Medina, NY
HCV Welcome

Akeley Manor

17147 4th Section Rd
Holley, NY
HCV Welcome

320 Hamilton St, Albion

320 Hamilton St
Albion, NY
HCV Welcome

Medina Country Estates

510 E Oak Orchard St
Medina, NY
Subsidized

Sandy Creek Apartments

17 Lydun Dr
Albion, NY
HCV Welcome

Beechwood Apartments

50 Lydun Drive Ext
Albion, NY
Subsidized

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 454 affordable apartments for rent in Orleans County, New York. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 220 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 126 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Orleans County. There are 462 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 Orleans County

Housing Authority Programs
Rochester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Pathstone Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Understanding Affordable Housing in Orleans County, New York

Orleans County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 454
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 220
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Total Population 42,204
Housing Units 16,016
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $46,359 ±$1,765
Median Rent $639 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.62% ± 7.22pp

Population and Household Demographics

Orleans County is a County in New York with a population of 42,204. There are 16,016 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 24.38% of households in Orleans County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orleans County

The median gross income for households in Orleans County is $46,359 a year, or $3,863 a month. The median rent for the county is $639 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orleans County, a household making less than $2,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Orleans County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.22 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Orleans 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 Orleans County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,000

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 Orleans 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 Orleans County HUD Rental Assistance in Orleans County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,800 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $37,000 $40,000 $42,950 $45,900 $48,850
80% of Median $41,450 $47,400 $53,300 $59,200 $63,950 $68,700 $73,450 $78,150

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 Orleans 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 2011, 10 low income apartment communities containing 248 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Orleans County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Orleans 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 Orleans County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $37,000 $40,000 $42,950 $45,900 $48,850
HERA 50% $26,150 $29,900 $33,650 $37,350 $40,350 $43,350 $46,350 $49,350
60% of Median $31,080 $35,520 $39,960 $44,400 $48,000 $51,540 $55,080 $58,620
HERA 60% $31,380 $35,880 $40,380 $44,820 $48,420 $52,020 $55,620 $59,220

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 Orleans County is $39,960 a year, or $3,330 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,330 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $999 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% $648 $694 $833 $963 $1,074 $1,184
60% $777 $833 $999 $1,155 $1,289 $1,421
Fair Market Rents in Orleans 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
$650 $760 $951 $1,192 $1,285

Cities In Orleans County

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City Listings Served By
Medina 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Medina are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Albion 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Albion are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Holley 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Holley are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Barre 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barre are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Carlton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carlton are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Clarendon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarendon are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Gaines 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gaines are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Kendall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kendall are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Lyndonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lyndonville are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Murray 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Murray are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Ridgeway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ridgeway are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Shelby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shelby are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.
Yates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Yates are the Rochester Housing Authority and Pathstone Corporation.