Affordable Housing In Rockland County
New York

49 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rockland County

Venture South Community Residence

220 Kings Hwy
Orangeburg, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lakeview Village and Highview Apartments

33 Fred Hecht Dr
Spring Valley, New York

Venture Development 2002

136 N Middletown Rd
Nanuet, New York
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Dowling Gardens

190 Kings Hwy
Sparkill, New York

Village of New Square Nslpiii

7 Buchanan Ln
New Square, New York

Youngblood Senior Housing

201 N Main St
Spring Valley, New York

Nyack Plaza Apartments

801 Nyack Plz
Nyack, New York
Subsidized

New Square Family Housing II

63 Buchanan Ln
Spring Valley, New York

Rockland Gardens

701 Sickles Ave
Nyack, New York
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rockland County, New York

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Rockland County, New York

Housing Authority Programs
Rockland County Department of Social Services -

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockland County, New York

There are 49 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,426 affordable apartments for rent in Rockland County, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Rockland County, New York

Rockland County features 2,245 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 Rockland County, New York

There are 1,181 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rockland County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rockland County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rockland County landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Rockland County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rockland County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,823 and $2,229.

2022 Rockland County, 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
Rockland County, New York Fair Market Rent $1,747 $1,778 $2,026 $2,556 $2,747
Rockland County, New York Payment Standard Range $1,572 to $1,922 $1,600 to $1,956 $1,823 to $2,229 $2,300 to $2,812 $2,472 to $3,022

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rockland County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 49
Total Low Income Apartments 3,426
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,245
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.07%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
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
Total Population 320,688

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.

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 $113,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Rockland County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rockland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rockland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,800 $47,750 $53,700 $59,650 $64,450 $69,200 $74,000 $78,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rockland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,850 $76,400 $85,950 $95,450 $103,100 $110,750 $118,400 $126,000

Cities In Rockland County

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