Affordable Housing In Ulster County
New York

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ulster County

The Birches at Chambers

Maple Ln
Kingston, NY
HCV Welcome

Jennys Garden

10 Gerentine Way
Marlboro, NY
HCV Welcome

Birchwood Village

164 Flatbush Ave
Kingston, NY
HCV Welcome

Park Heights

1033 Route 32
Rosendale, NY
HCV Welcome

Arc Apartments Inc

10 Cedar Ln
Saugerties, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Community Residence for the Handicapped of Ulster

57 Summer St
Kingston, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Birches at Saugerties

300 The Birches
Saugerties, NY
HCV Welcome

Milton Harvest

48 Josies Path
Milton, NY
HCV Welcome

State of New York

101 Oneil St
Kingston, NY
HCV Welcome

Ulster Accessible Apartments

8 Hasbrouck Ave
Port Ewen, NY
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Ulster County

Housing Authority Programs
Rural Ulster Preservation Company Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Ulster County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ulster County, New York

There are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,869 affordable apartments for rent in Ulster County, New York. Ulster County features 775 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,094 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ulster County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ulster County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 1,869
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 775
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
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
Total Population 181,300

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

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 $83,300

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 $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,200 $33,350 $37,500 $41,650 $45,000 $48,350 $51,650 $55,000
80% of Median $46,700 $53,350 $60,000 $66,650 $72,000 $77,350 $82,650 $88,000
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, 81 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.

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 $29,200 $33,350 $37,500 $41,650 $45,000 $48,350 $51,650 $55,000
60% of Median $35,040 $40,020 $45,000 $49,980 $54,000 $58,020 $61,980 $66,000

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 $45,000 a year, or $3,750 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,750 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,125 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% $730 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,333
60% $876 $938 $1,125 $1,300 $1,451 $1,600
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$792 $967 $1,215 $1,563 $1,768

Cities In Ulster County

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City Listings Served By
Kingston 13 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 1 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.