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Affordable Housing In Salamanca
Cattaraugus County, New York

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Salamanca

Jefferson House Apartments

25 Jefferson St
Salamanca, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Chestnut And River

Chestnut And River
Salamanca, New York
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Salamanca

Housing Authority Programs
City of Salamanca Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Cattaraugus Development Corporation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Salamanca, New York

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 19 affordable apartments for rent in Salamanca, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Salamanca, New York

Salamanca features 0 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 Salamanca, New York

There are 19 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salamanca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Salamanca, New York

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Salamanca, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $644 and $788.

2020 Salamanca, 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 $585 $585 $716 $993 $1,101
Payment Standard Range $527 to $644 $527 to $644 $644 to $788 $894 to $1,092 $991 to $1,211

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Salamanca, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 19
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $30,557 ±$2,077
Median Rent $611 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.9% ± 5.2pp
Total Population 5,686

Population and Household Demographics

Salamanca is a City in Cattaraugus County, New York with a population of 5,686. There are 2,273 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 48.13% of households in Salamanca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salamanca

The median gross income for households in Salamanca is $30,557 a year, or $2,546 a month. The median rent for the city is $611 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salamanca, a household making less than $2,037 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Salamanca.1

Area Median Income In Salamanca

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 Salamanca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cattaraugus County.

In Salamanca, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,300

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 Salamanca

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 Salamanca

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
80% of Median $37,100 $42,400 $47,700 $52,950 $57,200 $61,450 $65,700 $69,900