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Affordable Housing In Rochester
Monroe County, New York

137 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rochester

Midtown Manor

475 E Broad St
Rochester, New York
$408-628
Studio-1 BR

Fight Village

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

Andrews Terrace

125 Saint Paul St
Rochester, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

East Court Apartments

410 Alexander St
Rochester, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Pinnacle Place Apartments

919 Clinton Ave S
Rochester, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

200 East Avenue Apartments

200 East Avenue
Rochester, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Mildred Johnson

89 Maria Street
Rochester, New York
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Brooks Village

18A Brook Hill Lane
Rochester, New York
$1,025-1,265
1-2 BR

Central Place

127 First Street
Rochester, New York
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Southeast Towers II

15 Savannah St
Rochester, New York
$453-837
Studio-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)
Fairport Urban Renewal Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rochester, New York

There are 137 low income housing apartment communities offering 12,315 affordable apartments for rent in Rochester, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Rochester, New York

Rochester features 7,129 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 Rochester, New York

There are 4,901 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rochester.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rochester, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rochester landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Rochester.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rochester, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $905 and $1,107.

2021 Rochester, 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
Rochester, New York Fair Market Rent $698 $805 $1,006 $1,251 $1,364
Rochester, New York Payment Standard Range $628 to $768 $725 to $886 $905 to $1,107 $1,126 to $1,376 $1,228 to $1,500

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rochester, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 137
Total Low Income Apartments 12,315
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,129
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 $83,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Rochester

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rochester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rochester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rochester AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700