Affordable Housing In Rochester
Monroe County, New York


Waiting List Openings In Rochester

Waiting ListStatus
Rochester Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

136 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rochester

Charlotte Harbortown

4575 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY
$423-871
Studio-4 BR
HCV Welcome

St Bernard's Park Apartments

2260 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY
$415-795
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Affinity Orchard Place Apartments

1 Affinity Ln
Rochester, NY
$545-1,060
1-5 BR
HCV Welcome

The Gardens at Town Center

100 Greece Center Drive
Rochester, NY
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Lake Ravine apartments

582 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Abraham Lincoln Apartments

355 North Park Drive
Rochester, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Harris Park Apartments

122 Harris Park
Rochester, NY
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Anthony Square

70 Cunningham St
Rochester, NY
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Midtown Manor

475 E Broad St
Rochester, NY
$408-628
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Fight Village

186 Ward St
Rochester, NY
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Rochester

Housing Authority Programs
Rochester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rochester, New York

There are 136 low income housing apartment communities offering 12,150 affordable apartments for rent in Rochester, New York. Rochester features 7,214 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 4,651 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rochester.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rochester, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 136
Total Low Income Apartments 12,150
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,214
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Rochester is a City in Monroe County, New York with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Rochester are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rochester

The median gross income for households in Rochester is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Rochester

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 Rochester, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In Rochester, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,700

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 Rochester

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 Rochester HUD Rental Assistance in Rochester

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,900 $18,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
80% of Median $42,400 $48,450 $54,500 $60,550 $65,400 $70,250 $75,100 $79,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Rochester

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

From 1987 to 2012, 60 low income apartment communities containing 5,583 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Rochester 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 Rochester

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
60% of Median $31,800 $36,360 $40,920 $45,420 $49,080 $52,740 $56,340 $60,000

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 Rochester is $40,920 a year, or $3,410 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,410 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,023 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% $663 $710 $853 $984 $1,099 $1,212
60% $795 $852 $1,023 $1,181 $1,319 $1,454
Fair Market Rents in Rochester

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
$668 $775 $972 $1,211 $1,317