Affordable Housing In Rockland County
New York

49 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rockland County

Squadron Gardens Senior Apartments

1 Squadron Blvd
New City, NY
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Esther Dashew Apartments

20 Secora Rd
Monsey, NY
Subsidized

Esther Gitlow Towers II

200 Lafayette Ave
Suffern, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Tallman Towers

36 S Broadway
Nyack, NY
Subsidized

Haverstraw Place

140 Route 9W
Haverstraw, NY
HCV Welcome

Haverstraw Place Senior Housing

Route 9W
Haverstraw, NY
HCV Welcome

Monterey Gardens

1 Monterey Gdns
Bardonia, NY
Subsidized

Middlewood Senior Citizens Park

80 N Middletown Rd
Nanuet, NY
Subsidized

Maplewood Gardens

201 Maplewood Gdns
Nanuet, NY
Subsidized

Seton Village Senior Housing

142 Convent Rd
Nanuet, NY
HCV Welcome

There are 49 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,426 affordable apartments for rent in Rockland County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,245 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Rockland County, HUD housing programs support 1,449 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,181 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Rockland County

Housing Authority Programs
Rockland County Department of Social Services

Other Housing Authorities located in Rockland County

Housing Authority Programs
Village of Spring Valley Housing Authority Public Housing
Town of Ramapo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Village of Nyack Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Village of New Square PHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Village of Spring Valley HA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Village of Kaser Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockland County, New York

Rockland County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 49
Total Low Income Apartments 3,426
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,245
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.07%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
Total Population 320,688
Housing Units 98,806
Average Household Size 3.17
Median Household Income $84,855 ±$1,667
Median Rent $1,335 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.95% ± 2.42pp

Population and Household Demographics

Rockland County is a County in New York with a population of 320,688. There are 98,806 households in the county with an average household size of 3.17 persons. 31.07% of households in Rockland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockland County

The median gross income for households in Rockland County is $84,855 a year, or $7,071 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,335 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockland County, a household making less than $4,450 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockland County.1

Area Median Income In Rockland 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 Rockland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $107,500

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 Rockland 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 Rockland County HUD Rental Assistance in Rockland County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $32,000 $34,600 $37,150 $39,700 $43,430
50% of Median $37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450
80% of Median $59,750 $68,300 $76,850 $85,350 $92,200 $99,050 $105,850 $112,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Rockland 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 2011, 21 low income apartment communities containing 1,627 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Rockland 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 Rockland County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $45,180 $51,600 $58,080 $64,500 $69,660 $74,820 $79,980 $85,140

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 Rockland County is $58,080 a year, or $4,840 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,840 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,452 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% $941 $1,008 $1,210 $1,398 $1,559 $1,720
60% $1,130 $1,210 $1,452 $1,677 $1,871 $2,064
Fair Market Rents in Rockland 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
$1,559 $1,599 $1,831 $2,324 $2,475

Cities In Rockland County

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City Listings Served By
Spring Valley 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring Valley are the Village of Spring Valley Housing Authority, Village of Spring Valley HA and Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Sparkill 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sparkill is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
New City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New City is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Suffern 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Suffern are the Town of Ramapo Housing Authority and Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Haverstraw 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haverstraw is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Monsey 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monsey are the Village of Kaser and Rockland County Department of Social Services.
West Haverstraw 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Haverstraw is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Nyack 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nyack are the Village of Nyack Housing Authority and Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Airmont 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Airmont is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Nanuet 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nanuet is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Stony Point 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stony Point is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Congers 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Congers is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
New Square 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Square are the Village of New Square PHA and Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Orangeburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orangeburg is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Montebello 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montebello is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Piermont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Piermont is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Bardonia 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bardonia is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Blauvelt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blauvelt is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Chestnut Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chestnut Ridge is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Clarkstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarkstown is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Grand View on Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand View on Hudson is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Hillburn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillburn is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Hillcrest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillcrest is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Kaser 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kaser is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Mount Ivy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Ivy is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
New Hempstead 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hempstead is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Orangetown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orangetown is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Pearl River 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pearl River is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Pomona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pomona is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Ramapo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ramapo is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Sloatsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sloatsburg is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
South Nyack 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Nyack is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Tappan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tappan is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Thiells 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thiells is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Upper Nyack 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Nyack is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Valley Cottage 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley Cottage is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Viola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Viola is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Wesley Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wesley Hills is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
West Nyack 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Nyack is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.
Grand View-on-Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand View-on-Hudson is the Rockland County Department of Social Services.