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Affordable Housing In Schenectady
Schenectady County, New York

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Schenectady

Chdo - Northtown Project

50 Old River Rd
Schenectady, New York

Vale Housing Revitalization

3 Barney St
Schenectady, New York

Father Leo Obrien Senior Housing

3151 Marra Ln
Schenectady, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guilderland Senior Housing

3485 Carman Rd
Schenectady, New York

Eastside

292 Starling Ave
Schenectady, New York

No Name

126 Jay St
Schenectady, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Schenectady

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Schenectady, New York

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,684 affordable apartments for rent in Schenectady, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Schenectady, New York

Schenectady features 1,473 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, New York

There are 211 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Schenectady.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Schenectady, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Schenectady landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Schenectady.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Schenectady, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,005 and $1,229.

2021 Schenectady, 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, New York Fair Market Rent $809 $912 $1,117 $1,389 $1,515
Schenectady, New York Payment Standard Range $728 to $890 $821 to $1,003 $1,005 to $1,229 $1,250 to $1,528 $1,364 to $1,667

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Schenectady, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,684
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,473
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $40,755 ±$1,541
Median Rent $811 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.01% ± 3.48pp
Total Population 65,735

Population and Household Demographics

Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York with a population of 65,735. There are 24,087 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 51.64% of households in Schenectady are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Schenectady

The median gross income for households in Schenectady is $40,755 a year, or $3,396 a month. The median rent for the city is $811 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Schenectady, a household making less than $2,703 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Schenectady.

Area Median Income In Schenectady

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 Schenectady, the AMI is calculated from all households within Schenectady County.

In Schenectady, 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

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Schenectady AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $28,700 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Schenectady AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,500 $38,250 $43,050 $47,800 $51,650 $55,450 $59,300 $63,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Schenectady AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,550 $61,200 $68,850 $76,500 $82,650 $88,750 $94,900 $101,000