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Affordable Housing In Smithtown
Suffolk County, New York

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smithtown

Siena Village

2000 Bishops Rd
Smithtown, New York
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Housing Authorities that serve Smithtown

Housing Authority Programs
Town of Smithtown Planning and Community Development Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Community Development Corporation of Long Island Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Smithtown, New York

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 299 affordable apartments for rent in Smithtown, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Smithtown, New York

Smithtown features 299 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 Smithtown, New York

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smithtown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Smithtown, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Smithtown landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Smithtown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smithtown, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,793 and $2,191.

2020 Smithtown, 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 $1,298 $1,624 $1,992 $2,563 $2,858
Payment Standard Range $1,168 to $1,428 $1,462 to $1,786 $1,793 to $2,191 $2,307 to $2,819 $2,572 to $3,144

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Smithtown, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 299
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 299
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.32%
Average Renter Household Size 1.83
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $113,372 ±$6,164
Median Rent $1,281 ±$334
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.09% ± 12pp
Total Population 25,974

Population and Household Demographics

Smithtown is a city in Suffolk County, New York with a population of 25,974. There are 8,598 households in the city with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 14.32% of households in Smithtown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Smithtown

The median gross income for households in Smithtown is $113,372 a year, or $9,448 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,281 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smithtown, a household making less than $4,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Smithtown.

Area Median Income In Smithtown

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 Smithtown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Suffolk County.

In Smithtown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $126,600

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 Smithtown

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 Smithtown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
50% of Median $44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600
80% of Median $65,050 $74,350 $83,650 $92,900 $100,350 $107,800 $115,200 $122,650