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Affordable Housing In Rome
Oneida County, New York

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rome

Georgian Arms Apartments

119 N George St
Rome, New York

Park Drive Manor II

430 Park Dr
Rome, New York

Rome Mall Apartments

146 W Dominick St
Rome, New York
Elderly Supportive Housing

Valentine Apartments

152 Turin St
Rome, New York

Colonial I and II

310 Cottage St
Rome, New York

Park Drive Manor

100 Park Dr Manor
Rome, New York

Liberty Gardens

200 N Levitt St
Rome, New York

Madison Plaza Apartments

100 N Madison St
Rome, New York

Canal Village

407 West St
Rome, New York
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Housing Authorities that serve Rome

Housing Authority Programs
Rome Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Utica Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rome, New York

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 904 affordable apartments for rent in Rome, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Rome, New York

Rome features 643 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 Rome, New York

There are 261 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rome.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rome, New York

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rome, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $711 and $869.

2020 Rome, 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
Fair Market Rent $563 $613 $790 $984 $1,096
Payment Standard Range $507 to $619 $552 to $674 $711 to $869 $886 to $1,082 $986 to $1,206

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rome, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 904
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 643
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $43,323 ±$1,764
Median Rent $713 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.85% ± 4.83pp
Total Population 32,916

Population and Household Demographics

Rome is a city in Oneida County, New York with a population of 32,916. There are 13,238 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 45.55% of households in Rome are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rome

The median gross income for households in Rome is $43,323 a year, or $3,610 a month. The median rent for the city is $713 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rome, a household making less than $2,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Rome.

Area Median Income In Rome

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 Rome, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oneida County.

In Rome, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Rome

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 Rome

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
80% of Median $40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750