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Affordable Housing In Orleans County
New York

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orleans County

Maple Ridge Estates

200 Ricky Pl
Medina, New York
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Beechwood Apartments

50 Lydun Drive Ext
Albion, New York
Subsidized

Akeley Landing

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

Northwood Apartments

14352 Northwood Dr
Albion, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Creekwood Apartments

14350 Northwood Dr
Albion, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Sandstone Village

100 Bernz O Matic Dr
Medina, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Akeley Manor

17147 4th Section Rd
Holley, New York
Accepts Vouchers

320 Hamilton St, Albion

320 Hamilton St
Albion, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Medina Country Estates

510 E Oak Orchard St
Medina, New York
Subsidized

Sandy Creek Apartments

17 Lydun Dr
Albion, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Orleans 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)
PathStone Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orleans County, New York

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 480 affordable apartments for rent in Orleans County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Orleans County, New York

Orleans County features 236 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 Orleans County, New York

There are 234 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orleans County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orleans County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orleans County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Orleans County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orleans County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $875 and $1,069.

2020 Orleans 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 $668 $775 $972 $1,211 $1,317
Payment Standard Range $601 to $735 $698 to $853 $875 to $1,069 $1,090 to $1,332 $1,185 to $1,449

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orleans County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 480
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 236
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $46,359 ±$1,765
Median Rent $639 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.62% ± 7.22pp
Total Population 42,204

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.

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 $76,400

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 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 $16,050 $18,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
80% of Median $42,800 $48,900 $55,000 $61,100 $66,000 $70,900 $75,800 $80,700

Cities In Orleans County

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City Served By
Albion The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Albion are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Barre The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barre are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Carlton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carlton are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Clarendon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarendon are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Gaines The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gaines are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Holley The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Holley are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Kendall The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kendall are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Lyndonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lyndonville are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Medina The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Medina are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Murray The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Murray are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Ridgeway The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ridgeway are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Shelby The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shelby are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.
Yates The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Yates are the Rochester Housing Authority and PathStone.