Affordable Housing In Rensselaer County
New York

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rensselaer County

Oneil Apartments

2121 6th Ave
Troy, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Burns Apartments

720 Federal St.
Troy, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR

Renwyck Place

18 4th Ave
Rensselaer, NY
Income Based
1 BR

Van Rensselaer Heights

460 Forbes Ave
Rensselaer, NY
Income Based
1-2 BR

Franciscan Heights Senior Community

1 St. Anthony Lane
Rensselaer, NY
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Greenbush Village Apartments

25 Crotched Mountain Way
Rensselaer, NY
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lansingburgh Apartments

41 114th St
Troy, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Monument Square Apartments

2 1st St
Troy, NY

Community Housing Innovations, Inc

Scattered Site Housing
Nassau, NY
HCV Welcome

Martin Luther King

41 Eddys Ln
Troy, NY

There are 44 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,743 affordable apartments for rent in Rensselaer County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,193 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Rensselaer County, HUD housing programs support 692 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 550 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Rensselaer County

Housing Authority Programs
Troy Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rensselaer Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Town of Hoosick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rensselaer County, New York

Rensselaer County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 2,743
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,193
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Total Population 159,900
Housing Units 63,447
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $60,709 ±$1,505
Median Rent $875 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.7% ± 2.47pp

Population and Household Demographics

Rensselaer County is a County in New York with a population of 159,900. There are 63,447 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 35% of households in Rensselaer County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rensselaer County

The median gross income for households in Rensselaer County is $60,709 a year, or $5,059 a month. The median rent for the county is $875 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rensselaer County, a household making less than $2,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Rensselaer County.1

Area Median Income In Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,900

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 Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer County HUD Rental Assistance in Rensselaer County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,900 $21,600 $24,300 $26,950 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,500 $36,000 $40,500 $44,950 $48,550 $52,150 $55,750 $59,350
80% of Median $50,350 $57,550 $64,750 $71,900 $77,700 $83,450 $89,200 $94,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Rensselaer County

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

From 1991 to 2005, 7 low income apartment communities containing 351 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $53,940 $58,260 $62,580 $66,900 $71,220

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 Rensselaer County is $48,600 a year, or $4,050 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,050 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,215 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% $788 $844 $1,013 $1,169 $1,304 $1,439
60% $945 $1,013 $1,215 $1,403 $1,565 $1,727
Fair Market Rents in Rensselaer 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$768 $904 $1,115 $1,397 $1,507

Cities In Rensselaer County

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City Listings Served By
Troy 22 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troy is the Troy Housing Authority.
Wynantskill 1
Nassau 12
West Sand Lake 1
Rensselaer 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rensselaer is the Rensselaer Housing Authority.
Hoosick Falls 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hoosick Falls is the Town of Hoosick Housing Authority.
Greenbush 0
North Greenbush 0
Schaghticoke 0
Averill Park 0
Berlin 0
Brunswick 0
Castleton on Hudson 1
East Greenbush 0
East Nassau 0
Grafton 0
Hampton Manor 0
Hoosick 0
Petersburgh 0
Pittstown 0
Poestenkill 0
Sand Lake 0
Schodack 0
Stephentown 0
Valley Falls 0
Castleton-on-Hudson 0