Suffolk County, New York Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 4,089 income based apartments in Suffolk County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 3,357 affordable apartments in Suffolk County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Suffolk County, New York

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Suffolk County. Go to the New York Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Suffolk County.

Options Supported Housing Project XIII

99 Granny Rd
Farmingville, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

St Michaels Housing

486 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hampton Bays Apartments

57 Springville Rd
Hampton Bays, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Andpress Plaza

2 Andpress Plz
Amityville, New York
Rent Assisted

John Wesley Village II

1 Aldersgate
Riverhead, New York
Affordable

Thea Bowman Residence

Schleigel Blvd And Albany Ave
Amityville, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

St Josephs Village Senior Citizens

2000 Boyle Rd
Selden, New York
Rent Assisted

Paumanack Village IV

401 Duncan Elder Dr
Greenlawn, New York
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Options Supported Housing Project XII

74 Morris Ave
Farmingville, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Options Supported Housing Project X

189 Berkshire Dr
Farmingville, New York
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Suffolk County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Suffolk County

City Apartments
Port Jefferson Station, NY Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Port Jefferson Station.
Riverhead, NY Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Riverhead.
Brentwood, NY Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Brentwood.
Central Islip, NY Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Central Islip.
East Patchogue, NY Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in East Patchogue.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Suffolk County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Community Development Corporation of Long Island Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Suffolk County.

Suffolk County, New York Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Suffolk County, New York

Suffolk County features 4,089 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 Suffolk County, New York

There are 3,357 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Suffolk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Suffolk County, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Suffolk County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Suffolk County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Suffolk County, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,067 and $2,527.

2023 Suffolk 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
Suffolk County, New York Fair Market Rent $1,536 $1,914 $2,297 $2,952 $3,245
Suffolk County, New York Payment Standard Range $1,382 to $1,690 $1,723 to $2,105 $2,067 to $2,527 $2,657 to $3,247 $2,921 to $3,570

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Suffolk County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 104
Total Low Income Apartments 7,446
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,089
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.98
Median Household Income $88,663 ±$826
Median Rent $1,544 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.53% ± 1.4pp
Total Population 1,501,373

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.

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 $146,400

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Suffolk County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Suffolk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$30,550 $34,900 $39,250 $43,600 $47,100 $50,600 $54,100 $57,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Suffolk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$50,900 $58,150 $65,400 $72,650 $78,500 $84,300 $90,100 $95,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Suffolk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$67,450 $77,050 $86,700 $96,300 $104,050 $111,750 $119,450 $127,150