Affordable Housing In Syracuse
Onondaga County, New York

Affordable Housing programs support 4,429 income based apartments in Syracuse where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 3,290 affordable apartments in Syracuse that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Syracuse, New York

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

Windsor Place Apartments

5607 Bear Road
Syracuse, New York
$715-850
1-2 BR
Affordable

Hillside Apartments

1530 E Genesee St
Syracuse, New York
$510-710
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Mccarthy Manor

501 S Crouse Ave
Syracuse, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
55+

Brighton Towers

821 E Brighton Ave
Syracuse, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
Affordable

Harborbrook Apartments

811 Fay Road
Syracuse, New York
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Disabled Supportive Housing

Moses Dewitt House

212 N. Townsend Street
Syracuse, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Affordable

Courtyard at James

708 James Street
Syracuse, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Seneca Gardens

104 Riverdale Drive
Syracuse, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Brick School Terrace

311 North Ave/818 Salt Springs
Syracuse, New York
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Freedom Commons

450 Burt St.
Syracuse, New York
$545-740
1-3 BR
Affordable
Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing Near Syracuse

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Syracuse, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Syracuse Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Village of Manlius Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Syracuse.

Syracuse, New York Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Syracuse, New York

Syracuse features 4,429 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 Syracuse, New York

There are 3,290 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Syracuse.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Syracuse, New York

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Syracuse, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $998 and $1,220.

2023 Syracuse, 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
Syracuse, New York Fair Market Rent $801 $897 $1,109 $1,367 $1,579
Syracuse, New York Payment Standard Range $721 to $881 $807 to $987 $998 to $1,220 $1,230 to $1,504 $1,421 to $1,737

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Syracuse, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 83
Total Low Income Apartments 7,719
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,429
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $31,881 ±$769
Median Rent $730 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.27% ± 1.91pp
Total Population 144,564

Population and Household Demographics

Syracuse is a city in Onondaga County, New York with a population of 144,564. There are 54,781 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 61.43% of households in Syracuse are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Syracuse

The median gross income for households in Syracuse is $31,881 a year, or $2,657 a month. The median rent for the city is $730 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Syracuse, a household making less than $2,433 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Syracuse.

Area Median Income In Syracuse

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 Syracuse, the AMI is calculated from all households within Onondaga County.

In Syracuse, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,100

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 Syracuse

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 Syracuse

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Syracuse AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Syracuse AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,450 $48,050 $51,600 $55,150 $58,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Syracuse AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,800 $56,900 $64,000 $71,100 $76,800 $82,500 $88,200 $93,900