Affordable Housing In Syracuse
Onondaga County, New York

82 Low Income Apartment Communities In Syracuse

West Salt Springs 1540 E Genesee St

1460 E Genesee St
Syracuse, New York

Harrison House

80 Presidential Plz
Syracuse, New York

Academy Court

1119 N Townsend St
Syracuse, New York

Housing Visions Group VIII

1607 E Genesee St
Syracuse, New York

Housing Visions Group III

1502 E Genesee St
Syracuse, New York

Housing Visions Group III - HTF

1518 E Genesee St
Syracuse, New York

Central Village

300 Burt St
Syracuse, New York

Toomey Abbott

1207 Almond St
Syracuse, New York

James Geddes

338 Gifford St
Syracuse, New York

Vinette Towers

947 Pond St
Syracuse, New York

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Syracuse, New York

Housing Authority Programs
Syracuse Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Village of Manlius Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Syracuse, New York

There are 82 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,659 affordable apartments for rent in Syracuse, New York.

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 3,230 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 $869 and $1,063.

2022 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 $694 $781 $966 $1,198 $1,390
Syracuse, New York Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $703 to $859 $869 to $1,063 $1,078 to $1,318 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Syracuse, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 82
Total Low Income Apartments 7,659
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