Affordable Housing In Suffern
Rockland County, New York

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Suffern

Esther Gitlow Towers II

200 Lafayette Ave
Suffern, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Spook Rock Senior Citizens II

200 Dashew Dr
Suffern, New York
Subsidized

Rockland Arc Project Independence

77 Highview Rd
Suffern, New York
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Suffern, New York

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Suffern, New York

Housing Authority Programs
Town of Ramapo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rockland County Department of Social Services -

Guide To Affordable Housing in Suffern, New York

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 359 affordable apartments for rent in Suffern, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Suffern, New York

Suffern features 359 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 Suffern, New York

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Suffern, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Suffern landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Suffern.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Suffern, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,823 and $2,229.

2022 Suffern, 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
Suffern, New York Fair Market Rent $1,747 $1,778 $2,026 $2,556 $2,747
Suffern, New York Payment Standard Range $1,572 to $1,922 $1,600 to $1,956 $1,823 to $2,229 $2,300 to $2,812 $2,472 to $3,022

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Suffern, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 359
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 359
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $81,661 ±$7,589
Median Rent $1,421 ±$116
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.85% ± 10.27pp
Total Population 10,914

Population and Household Demographics

Suffern is a city in Rockland County, New York with a population of 10,914. There are 4,335 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 30.13% of households in Suffern are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Suffern

The median gross income for households in Suffern is $81,661 a year, or $6,805 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,421 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Suffern, a household making less than $4,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Suffern.

Area Median Income In Suffern

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 Suffern, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rockland County.

In Suffern, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $113,000

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 Suffern

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 Suffern

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Suffern AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Suffern AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,800 $47,750 $53,700 $59,650 $64,450 $69,200 $74,000 $78,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Suffern AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,850 $76,400 $85,950 $95,450 $103,100 $110,750 $118,400 $126,000