Affordable Housing In Schenectady County
20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Schenectady County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Schenectady County, New York
There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,900 affordable apartments for rent in Schenectady County, New York.
Income Based Apartments in Schenectady County, New York
Schenectady County features 1,569 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 Schenectady County, New York
There are 331 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Schenectady County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Schenectady County, New York
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Schenectady County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Schenectady County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Schenectady County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,086 and $1,328.
2022 Schenectady 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|
|Schenectady County, New York Fair Market Rent||$890||$991||$1,207||$1,492||$1,637|
|Schenectady County, New York Payment Standard Range||$801 to $979||$892 to $1,090||$1,086 to $1,328||$1,343 to $1,641||$1,473 to $1,801|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Schenectady County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||20|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,900|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,569|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.5%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.29|
|Average Household Size||2.65|
|Median Household Income||$58,114 ±$1,661|
|Median Rent||$845 ±$14|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.9% ± 2.85pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Schenectady County is a county in New York with a population of 154,796. There are 56,760 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 33.5% of households in Schenectady County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Schenectady County
The median gross income for households in Schenectady County is $58,114 a year, or $4,843 a month. The median rent for the county is $845 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Schenectady County, a household making less than $2,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Schenectady County.
Area Median Income In Schenectady 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 Schenectady County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,600
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 Schenectady 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 Schenectady County
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Schenectady County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Schenectady County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Schenectady County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Schenectady County
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|Schenectady||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schenectady is the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority.|