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Affordable Housing In Wappingers Falls
Dutchess County, New York

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wappingers Falls

DiMarco Place II

36 S Remsen Ave
Wappingers Falls, New York
1 BR

Berkeley Square

66 Imperial Blvd
Wappingers Falls, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Dimarco Place II

32 S Remsen Ave
Wappingers Falls, New York
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Housing Authorities that serve Wappingers Falls

Housing Authority Programs
PathStone Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wappingers Falls, New York

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 236 affordable apartments for rent in Wappingers Falls, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Wappingers Falls, New York

Wappingers Falls features 0 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 Wappingers Falls, New York

There are 236 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wappingers Falls.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wappingers Falls, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wappingers Falls landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wappingers Falls.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wappingers Falls, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2021 Wappingers Falls, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,088 $1,160 $1,467 $1,868 $2,097
Payment Standard Range $979 to $1,197 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,681 to $2,055 $1,887 to $2,307

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wappingers Falls, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 236
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 67.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $57,536 ±$13,774
Median Rent $1,224 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.07% ± 13.73pp
Total Population 5,424

Population and Household Demographics

Wappingers Falls is a city in Dutchess County, New York with a population of 5,424. There are 2,023 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 67.33% of households in Wappingers Falls are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wappingers Falls

The median gross income for households in Wappingers Falls is $57,536 a year, or $4,795 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,224 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wappingers Falls, a household making less than $4,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Wappingers Falls.

Area Median Income In Wappingers Falls

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 Wappingers Falls, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dutchess County.

In Wappingers Falls, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,300

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 Wappingers Falls

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 Wappingers Falls

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,850 $40,950 $46,050 $51,150 $55,250 $59,350 $63,450 $67,550
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650