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Brandegee Gardens

827 Jay St
Utica, New York
1-3 BR

Roosevelt Residences

509 2nd St
Utica, New York
Public Housing
1 BR

Marino Ruggerio

415 Bleecker St
Utica, New York
Public Housing
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1 BR

Perretta Twin Towers

509 Second St.
Utica, New York
Public Housing
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1 BR

Hamilton Street

819 Hamilton St
Utica, New York
Public Housing
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Studio BR
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There are 442 low-income apartments in Utica that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Utica, New York can range from $487 to $1,169 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 2,475 low-income homes in Utica where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $348 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on September 14th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Utica, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
City of Utica Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Village of New Hartford Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Utica Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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Utica, New York Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Utica, New York

Utica features 2,475 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 Utica, New York

There are 442 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Utica.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Utica, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Utica landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Utica.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Utica, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $860 and $1,051.

2023 Utica, 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
Utica, New York Fair Market Rent $755 $759 $955 $1,162 $1,376
Utica, New York Payment Standard Range $680 to $831 $683 to $835 $860 to $1,051 $1,046 to $1,278 $1,238 to $1,514

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Utica, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,917
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,475
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $30,504 ±$1,181
Median Rent $666 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.88% ± 2.86pp
Total Population 61,628

Population and Household Demographics

Utica is a city in Oneida County, New York with a population of 61,628. There are 23,622 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 53.55% of households in Utica are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Utica

The median gross income for households in Utica is $30,504 a year, or $2,542 a month. The median rent for the city is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Utica, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Utica.

Area Median Income In Utica

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 Utica, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oneida County.

In Utica, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,200

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 Utica

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 Utica

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Utica AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,900 $20,450 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Utica AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,850 $34,100 $38,350 $42,600 $46,050 $49,450 $52,850 $56,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Utica AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,750 $54,550 $61,350 $68,150 $73,650 $79,100 $84,550 $90,000