Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Syracuse, NY

Discover affordable housing in Syracuse where there are 88+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Townsend Towers

500 Harrison St, Syracuse, New York 13202

Mcbride Street Homes

1435 S McBride St, Syracuse, New York 13202

Onondaga Bl 4760

4760 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse, New York 13219

Syr - Hab Apartments

411 Catherine St, Syracuse, New York 13203

Syr - Hab Apartments

303 Catherine St, Syracuse, New York 13203

110 Bassett St

110 Bassett St, Syracuse, New York 13210

Academy Court

1119 N Townsend St, Syracuse, New York 13208

Montgomery St 1001

1001 Montgomery St, Syracuse, New York 0

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Syracuse, New York

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Syracuse, New York
$21.33/hour
$6.33 (+42%) more than New York minimum wage and $14.08 (+194%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Syracuse, New York.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Syracuse, New York.

Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Syracuse.

How many renters live in Syracuse, New York?

The City of Syracuse has 144,459 people living in 60,078 households.

There are 67,207 renters living in 34,111 renter households in this City. Renters make up 46.52 percent of the population living in Syracuse.

What is the rental market like in Syracuse, New York?

There are an estimated 66,350 housing units in the Syracuse area. Of these, 35,407 units are rental homes, making up 53 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Syracuse, New York, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Syracuse?

The rental vacancy rate in Syracuse is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Syracuse for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Syracuse
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
3,391 11,487 10,310 6,867 1,698
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Syracuse

A large number of apartments in Syracuse have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Syracuse are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 30 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Syracuse

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $828 to $1,600. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $828
One BR $916
Two BR $1,126
Three BR $1,381
Four BR $1,600
2024 Fair Market Rents in Syracuse, New York

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Syracuse?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 2,317 68 percent
One BR 7,945 69 percent
Two BR 5,761 56 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Syracuse, New York

How many affordable rental units are in Syracuse?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Syracuse, New York including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 3,184
Public Housing 2,315
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,444
Section 236 Rental Assistance 191
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 40
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 36
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Syracuse, New York

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Syracuse, New York

Syracuse features 5,071 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 2,705 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 $1,013 and $1,239.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.