Cheap Apartments In Ulster County
New York

Low Income Apartments In Ulster County

Ellenville Senior Housing

15 Healthy Way
Ellenville, NY
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Seven Greens

120 Lawrenceville Street
Kingston, NY
Subsidized

New Paltz Family Housing

901 Meadowbrook Cir
New Paltz, NY
Subsidized

Tongore Pines

RR 213
Olive, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Barclay Heights

13 Village Dr
Saugerties, NY
Subsidized

Ellenville IIi Senior Housing

19 Healthy Way
Ellenville, NY
HCV Welcome

Ellenville Urban Renewal Housing

110 Center St
Ellenville, NY
Subsidized

Ellenville II Senior Housing

17 Healthy Way
Ellenville, NY
HCV Welcome

Woodstock Meadows

12 Woodstock Meadows Ln
Woodstock, NY
HCV Welcome

Shandaken Village Apartments

300 Ava Maria Dr
Phoenicia, NY
HCV Welcome

There are 39 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,901 affordable apartments for rent in Ulster County, New York. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 8,376 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 4,352 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Ulster County. There are 10,602 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Ulster County

Housing Authority Programs
Rural Ulster Preservation Company Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Ulster County

Housing Authority Programs
Kingston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Ellenville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Kingston Community Development Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Town of Saugerties P H A Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Understanding Affordable Housing in Ulster County, New York

Ulster County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 1,901
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 8,376
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Total Population 181,300
Housing Units 69,474
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $58,918 ±$1,428
Median Rent $1,013 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.61% ± 2.76pp

Population and Household Demographics

Ulster County is a County in New York with a population of 181,300. There are 69,474 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 31.04% of households in Ulster County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ulster County

The median gross income for households in Ulster County is $58,918 a year, or $4,910 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,013 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ulster County, a household making less than $3,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Ulster County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 2.76 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Ulster 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 Ulster County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,200

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 Ulster 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 Ulster County HUD Rental Assistance in Ulster County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,650 $19,000 $21,400 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $27,750 $31,700 $35,650 $39,600 $42,800 $45,950 $49,150 $52,300
80% of Median $44,350 $50,700 $57,050 $63,350 $68,450 $73,500 $78,600 $83,650

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 Ulster County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 107 low income apartment communities containing 6,664 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ulster County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Ulster 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 Ulster County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,750 $31,700 $35,650 $39,600 $42,800 $45,950 $49,150 $52,300
60% of Median $33,300 $38,040 $42,780 $47,520 $51,360 $55,140 $58,980 $62,760

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 Ulster County is $42,780 a year, or $3,565 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,565 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,070 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% $694 $743 $891 $1,030 $1,149 $1,268
60% $833 $892 $1,070 $1,236 $1,379 $1,522
Fair Market Rents in Ulster 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
$777 $962 $1,210 $1,537 $1,676

Cities In Ulster County

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City Listings Served By
Kingston 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kingston are the Kingston Housing Authority and Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Marlboro 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marlboro is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Ellenville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ellenville are the Ellenville Housing Authority and Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Saugerties 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saugerties are the Town of Saugerties P H A and Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Lake Katrine 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Katrine is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Woodstock 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodstock is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
New Paltz 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Paltz is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Phoenicia 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Phoenicia is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Wallkill 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallkill is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Port Ewen 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Ewen is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Rosendale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosendale is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Highland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Accord 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Accord is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Clintondale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clintondale is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Cragsmoor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cragsmoor is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Denning 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Denning is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
East Kingston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Kingston is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Esopus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Esopus is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Gardiner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardiner is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Glasco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glasco is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Hardenburgh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hardenburgh is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
High Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves High Falls is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Hillside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillside is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Hurley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hurley is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Kerhonkson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kerhonkson is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Lincoln Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln Park is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Lloyd 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lloyd is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Malden on Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malden on Hudson is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Marbletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marbletown is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Marlborough 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marlborough is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Milton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milton is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Napanoch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Napanoch is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Olive 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olive is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Pine Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Hill is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Plattekill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plattekill is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Rifton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rifton is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Rosendale Hamlet 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosendale Hamlet is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Saugerties South 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saugerties South is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Shandaken 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shandaken is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Shawangunk 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shawangunk is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Shokan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shokan is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Stone Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stone Ridge is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Tillson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tillson is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Ulster 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ulster is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Walker Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walker Valley is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Watchtower 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watchtower is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Wawarsing 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wawarsing is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
West Hurley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Hurley is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Zena 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zena is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.
Malden-on-Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malden-on-Hudson is the Rural Ulster Preservation Company.