Affordable Housing In Poughkeepsie
Dutchess County, New York

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Poughkeepsie

Interfaith Towers

66 Washington St
Poughkeepsie, NY
1-2 BR

Poughkeepsie Village Senior Apartments

37 N Perry St
Poughkeepsie, NY
Income Based
1 BR

Harlow Row

100 Little Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hillside Terrace Apartments

9 Knollwood Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY
1-3 BR

The Garden Street Apartments

71-75 Garden St
Poughkeepsie, NY
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Lakeview Arms Senior Citizens Apartments

2 Creek Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Income Based
1 BR

Admiral Halsey Senior Village

135 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

Rip Van Winkle Apartments

10 Rinaldi Blvd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Maplewood Apartments

457 Maple Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

Rip Van Winkle

10 Rinaldi Blvd
Poughkeepsie, NY

Housing Authorities that serve Poughkeepsie

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Poughkeepsie

Housing Authority Programs
Poughkeepsie Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Poughkeepsie, New York

There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,305 affordable apartments for rent in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Poughkeepsie, New York

Poughkeepsie features 1,579 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 Poughkeepsie, New York

There are 726 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Poughkeepsie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Poughkeepsie, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Poughkeepsie landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Poughkeepsie.

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

2020 Poughkeepsie, 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 research.

Poughkeepsie, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 2,305
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,579
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $38,919 ±$2,881
Median Rent $1,027 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.42% ± 3.87pp
Total Population 30,635

Population and Household Demographics

Poughkeepsie is a City in Dutchess County, New York with a population of 30,635. There are 12,229 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 63.83% of households in Poughkeepsie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Poughkeepsie

The median gross income for households in Poughkeepsie is $38,919 a year, or $3,243 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,027 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Poughkeepsie, a household making less than $3,423 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Poughkeepsie.1

Area Median Income In Poughkeepsie

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Poughkeepsie, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dutchess County.

In Poughkeepsie, 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 Poughkeepsie

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 Poughkeepsie HUD Rental Assistance in Poughkeepsie

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