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Affordable Housing In Red Hook
Dutchess County, New York

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Red Hook

Red Hook Commons

18 Laura Ln
Red Hook, New York
1 BR

Red Hook Commons II

11 Laura Ln
Red Hook, New York
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Housing Authorities that serve Red Hook

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Red Hook, New York

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 97 affordable apartments for rent in Red Hook, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Red Hook, New York

Red Hook features 0 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 Red Hook, New York

There are 97 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Red Hook.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Red Hook, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Red Hook landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Red Hook.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Red Hook, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2021 Red Hook, 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 $1,088 $1,160 $1,467 $1,868 $2,097
Payment Standard Range $979 to $1,197 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,681 to $2,055 $1,887 to $2,307

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Red Hook, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 97
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.84%
Average Renter Household Size 1.68
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $50,153 ±$4,193
Median Rent $866 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.13% ± 14.77pp
Total Population 1,715

Population and Household Demographics

Red Hook is a city in Dutchess County, New York with a population of 1,715. There are 818 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 45.84% of households in Red Hook are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Red Hook

The median gross income for households in Red Hook is $50,153 a year, or $4,179 a month. The median rent for the city is $866 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Red Hook, a household making less than $2,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Red Hook.

Area Median Income In Red Hook

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 Red Hook, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dutchess County.

In Red Hook, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,300

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 Red Hook

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 Red Hook

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650