Affordable Housing In Queens County
New York

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Queens County

Oceanview

146 Beach 24th St.
New York City, NY
$980-1,183
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

46-09 Eleventh Street Apartments

46 11th St
Queens, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

26-14 Jackson

2614 Jackson Ave
Queens, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Corona Senior Residence

54-25 101st Street
Queens, NY
HCV Welcome

Beach Street Apartments Phase II

334 Beach St
New York City, NY
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Immaculata Hall

9010 150th St
New York City, NY
Income Based
1 BR
Supportive Housing

Selfhelp K VII Apartments

137-139 45th Ave
New York City, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Bright Harp Family Estate

109 Sutphin Blvd
New York City, NY
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Queens County

Housing Authority Programs
New York City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Queens County, New York

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 779 affordable apartments for rent in Queens County, New York. Queens County features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 779 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Queens County.

Queens County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 779
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $57,720 ±$552
Median Rent $1,367 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.19% ± 0.6pp
Total Population 2,301,139

Population and Household Demographics

Queens County is a County in New York with a population of 2,301,139. There are 780,644 households in the county with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 56.37% of households in Queens County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Queens County

The median gross income for households in Queens County is $57,720 a year, or $4,810 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,367 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Queens County, a household making less than $4,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Queens County.1

Area Median Income In Queens 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 Queens County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,500

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 Queens 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 Queens County HUD Rental Assistance in Queens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $32,000 $34,600 $37,150 $39,700 $43,430
50% of Median $37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450
80% of Median $59,750 $68,300 $76,850 $85,350 $92,200 $99,050 $105,850 $112,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Queens County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2004 to 2010, 3 low income apartment communities containing 156 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Queens 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 Queens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450
60% of Median $44,820 $51,240 $57,660 $64,020 $69,180 $74,280 $79,440 $84,540

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 Queens County is $57,660 a year, or $4,805 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,805 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,442 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% $934 $1,001 $1,201 $1,388 $1,548 $1,708
60% $1,121 $1,201 $1,442 $1,665 $1,857 $2,050
Fair Market Rents in Queens 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
$1,665 $1,714 $1,951 $2,472 $2,643

Cities In Queens County

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City Listings Served By
Queens 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Queens are the New York City Housing Authority and New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
New York City 2,471 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New York City are the New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development, New York State Homes and Community Renewal and New York City Housing Authority.