Affordable Housing In Queens County
Waiting List Openings In Queens County
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Queens County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Queens County, New York
|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 Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Queens County, New York
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,774 affordable apartments for rent in Queens County, New York.
Income Based Apartments in Queens County, New York
Queens County features 1,556 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 1,060 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 $2,106 and $2,574.
2022 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||$2,018||$2,054||$2,340||$2,952||$3,173|
|Queens County, New York Payment Standard Range||$1,816 to $2,220||$1,849 to $2,259||$2,106 to $2,574||$2,657 to $3,247||$2,856 to $3,490|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Queens County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,774|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,556|
|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|
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Queens County
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|Queens||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Queens are the New York City Housing Authority, New York State Homes and Community Renewal and New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development.|