Rockland County, New York Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 2,245 income based apartments in Rockland County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,181 affordable apartments in Rockland County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Rockland County, New York

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Rockland County. Go to the New York Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Rockland County.

Jawonio Residential Opportunity

133 Ekerson Rd
Spring Valley, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Rockland Ahrc Homes

70 N Harrison Ave
Congers, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rockland Arc Liv Alt

95 Blanchard Rd
Stony Point, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jawonio Residential Opportunities III

1 Franklin Ln
New City, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Arc of Rockland Community Connections

2 Redwood Ct
Nanuet, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

New Square Public Housing

40 Buchanan Ln
Spring Valley, New York
Affordable

Sycamore Crest

15 Summit Ave
Spring Valley, New York
Affordable

Airmont Gardens

Airmont Rd
Airmont, New York
Affordable

Rockland Arc Project Independence

77 Highview Rd
Suffern, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Rockland County

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City Apartments
Spring Valley, NY Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Spring Valley.
Nanuet, NY Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Nanuet.
Haverstraw, NY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Haverstraw.
Nyack, NY Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Nyack.
New City, NY Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in New City.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Rockland County Department of Social Services -
Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Rockland County.

Rockland County, New York Affordable Housing Data

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 $2,206 and $2,696.

2023 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 $2,123 $2,170 $2,451 $3,078 $3,316
Rockland County, New York Payment Standard Range $1,911 to $2,335 $1,953 to $2,387 $2,206 to $2,696 $2,770 to $3,386 $2,984 to $3,648

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 $122,600

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.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
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.
$46,700 $53,400 $60,050 $66,700 $72,050 $77,400 $82,750 $88,050
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.
$74,800 $85,450 $96,150 $106,800 $115,350 $123,900 $132,450 $141,000