Affordable Housing In Queens County
New York

Affordable Housing programs support 1,638 income based apartments in Queens County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,126 affordable apartments in Queens County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Queens County, New York

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Queens County.

Go to the New York Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Queens County.

Oceanview

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

Hanac Corona Gardens Apartments

5425 101ST ST
Queens, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Family & Senior

Beach Channel Senior Residences

3411 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Homeless Supportive Housing
Affordable

Beach Green Dunes II

45-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Far Rockaway, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Affordable

46-09 Eleventh Street Apartments

46 11th St
Queens, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Affordable

26-14 Jackson

2614 Jackson Ave
Queens, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Shore View Apartments

9222 Holland Avenue
Queens, New York
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Corona Senior Residence

54-25 101st Street
Queens, New York
Affordable

Cypress Avenue Apartments

80-97 Cypress Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

The Eclipse at Locus Manor

126-30 Locust Manor Lane
Queens, New York
$823-2,259
1-3 BR
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Affordable Housing In Queens County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Far Rockaway, NY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Far Rockaway.
Affordable Housing In Howard Beach, NY Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Howard Beach.
Affordable Housing In Queens, NY Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Queens.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Queens County, New York

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
New York City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Queens County.

Queens County, New York Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Queens County, New York

Queens County features 1,638 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 Queens County, New York

There are 1,126 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Queens County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Queens County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Queens County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Queens County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Queens County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,206 and $2,696.

2023 Queens 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
Queens County, New York Fair Market Rent $2,123 $2,170 $2,451 $3,078 $3,316
Queens County, New York Payment Standard Range $1,911 to $2,335 $1,953 to $2,387 $2,206 to $2,696 $2,770 to $3,386 $2,984 to $3,648

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Queens County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 2,922
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,638
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.

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 $94,500

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Queens County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Queens County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Queens County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$46,700 $53,400 $60,050 $66,700 $72,050 $77,400 $82,750 $88,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Queens County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$74,800 $85,450 $96,150 $106,800 $115,350 $123,900 $132,450 $141,000