Cheap Apartments In Suffolk County
New York

Low Income Apartments In Suffolk County

Conifer Village Senior Apartments at Patchogue

1 Brookwood Lane
East Patchogue, NY
$1,120-1,418
1-2 BR
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Pinehurst, A Conifer Community

3000 Brookwood Circle
East Patchogue, NY
$1,260-1,583
1-2 BR
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Belmont Villas

409 Wyandanch Avenue
West Babylon, NY

Wisdom Gardens at Maryhaven

115 Terryville Rd
Port Jefferson Station, NY
$872
1 BR
55+
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John Wesley Village II

1400 Aldersgate
Riverhead, NY
$1099
1 BR
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Henry Perkins House

260 W Main St
Riverhead, NY
Income Based
Studio BR
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Options Supported Housing Project XIII

99 Granny Rd
Farmingville, NY
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

St Michaels Housing

486 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Andpress Plaza

2 Andpress Plz
Amityville, NY
Subsidized

John Wesley Village II

1 Aldersgate
Riverhead, NY
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There are 96 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 6,800 affordable apartments for rent in Suffolk County, New York. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 3,790 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 1,791 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Suffolk County. There are 3,166 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Suffolk County, New York

Suffolk County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 96
Total Low Income Apartments 6,800
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,790
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Total Population 1,501,373
Housing Units 493,849
Average Household Size 2.98
Median Household Income $88,663 ±$826
Median Rent $1,544 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.53% ± 1.4pp

Population and Household Demographics

Suffolk County is a County in New York with a population of 1,501,373. There are 493,849 households in the county with an average household size of 2.98 persons. 20.54% of households in Suffolk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Suffolk County

The median gross income for households in Suffolk County is $88,663 a year, or $7,389 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,544 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Suffolk County, a household making less than $5,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Suffolk County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 1.4 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Suffolk 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 Suffolk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $116,700

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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk County HUD Rental Assistance in Suffolk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $35,000 $37,800 $40,600 $43,400 $46,200
50% of Median $40,850 $46,700 $52,550 $58,350 $63,050 $67,700 $72,400 $77,050
80% of Median $61,350 $70,100 $78,850 $87,600 $94,650 $101,650 $108,650 $115,650

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Suffolk County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2011, 28 low income apartment communities containing 2,607 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Suffolk County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Suffolk County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Suffolk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $40,850 $46,700 $52,550 $58,350 $63,050 $67,700 $72,400 $77,050
60% of Median $49,020 $56,040 $63,060 $70,020 $75,660 $81,240 $86,880 $92,460

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Suffolk County is $63,060 a year, or $5,255 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,255 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,577 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $1,021 $1,094 $1,314 $1,518 $1,693 $1,868
60% $1,226 $1,313 $1,577 $1,821 $2,031 $2,242
Fair Market Rents in Suffolk County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,240 $1,548 $1,907 $2,460 $2,756

Cities In Suffolk County

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City Listings Served By
Rocky Point 1
Selden 5
Patchogue 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Patchogue is the Village of Patchogue Community Development Agency.
Central Islip 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central Islip is the Town of Islip Housing Authority.
Riverhead 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverhead is the Riverhead Housing Development Corproration.
Huntington Station 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington Station is the Town of Huntington Housing Authority.
East Patchogue 6
North Amityville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Amityville is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Shirley 1
Amityville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amityville is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Port Jefferson Station 7
Bellport 1
Brentwood 6
Greenlawn 3
Oakdale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakdale is the Town of Islip Housing Authority.
South Huntington 0
Medford 5
Ronkonkoma 1
Farmingville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmingville is the Town of Brookhaven HCDIA.
Hampton Bays 3
East Hampton 4
East Farmingdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Farmingdale is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Bay Shore 2
Melville 2
Coram 3
Kings Park 1
Smithtown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smithtown is the Town of Smithtown Planning and Community Development Department.
Deer Park 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Park is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Dix Hills 1
Tuckahoe 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tuckahoe are the Tuckahoe Housing Authority (Public Housing) and Tuckahoe Housing Authority (Section 8).
Lake Ronkonkoma 5
Brookhaven 1
Huntington 1
Islip 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Islip is the Town of Islip Housing Authority.
East Northport 1
Eastport 0
West Babylon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Babylon is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Commack 0
Port Jefferson 1
Holtsville 0
Sayville 0
North Babylon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Babylon is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Lindenhurst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lindenhurst is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Copiague 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Copiague is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Gilgo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gilgo is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
North Lindenhurst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Lindenhurst is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Oak Beach Captree 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Beach Captree is the Town of Babylon Housing Assistance Agency.
Amagansett 1
Aquebogue 0
Asharoken 0
Babylon 0
Baiting Hollow 0
Bayport 0
Baywood 0
Belle Terre 0
Blue Point 0
Bohemia 0
Bridgehampton 0
Brightwaters 0
Calverton 0
Centereach 0
Center Moriches 0
Centerport 0
Cold Spring Harbor 0
Cutchogue 0
Dering Harbor 0
East Hampton North 0
East Islip 0
East Marion 0
East Moriches 0
East Quogue 0
East Shoreham 0
Eatons Neck 0
Elwood 0
Fire Island 0
Fishers Island 0
Flanders 0
Fort Salonga 0
Gordon Heights 0
Great River 0
Greenport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenport is the Village of Greenport Housing Authority.
Greenport West 0
Halesite 0
Hauppauge 0
Head of the Harbor 0
Holbrook 0
Huntington Bay 0
Islandia 0
Islip Terrace 0
Jamesport 0
Lake Grove 0
Laurel 0
Lloyd Harbor 0
Manorville 0
Mastic 0
Mastic Beach 0
Mattituck 0
Middle Island 0
Miller Place 0
Montauk 0
Moriches 0
Mount Sinai 0
Napeague 0
Nesconset 0
New Suffolk 0
Nissequogue 0
Northampton 0
North Bay Shore 0
North Bellport 0
North Great River 0
North Haven 0
North Patchogue 0
Northport 0
North Sea 0
Northville 0
Northwest Harbor 0
Noyack 0
Oak Beach-Captree 0
Ocean Beach 0
Old Field 0
Orient 0
Peconic 0
Poospatuck Reservation 0
Poquott 0
Quiogue 0
Quogue 0
Remsenburg Speonk 0
Ridge 0
Riverside 0
Sagaponack 0
Sag Harbor 0
St. James 0
Saltaire 0
Setauket East Setauket 0
Shelter Island 0
Shelter Island Heights 0
Shinnecock Hills 0
Shinnecock Reservation 0
Shoreham 0
Sound Beach 0
Southampton 0
Southold 1
Springs 0
Stony Brook 0
Stony Brook University 0
Terryville 0
Village of the Branch 0
Wading River 0
Wainscott 0
Water Mill 0
West Bay Shore 0
Westhampton 0
Westhampton Beach 0
West Hampton Dunes 0
West Hills 0
West Islip 0
West Sayville 0
Wheatley Heights 0
Wyandanch 0
Yaphank 0
Remsenburg-Speonk 0
Setauket-East Setauket 0