Affordable Housing In Washington County
New York

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Cynthia Meadows Apartments

20 Woodlawn Avenue
Greenwich, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR

Skenesborough Harbor

8 Elizabeth St
Whitehall, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mountainview Commons

88 Quaker St
Granville, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

State of New York

50 George St
Fort Ann, NY
HCV Welcome

Fort Edward Village Apartments

47 Lydius St
Fort Edward, NY
Subsidized

Cambridge Square

6 Cambridge Woods Ln
Cambridge, NY
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

State of New York

2 Cambridge Woods Ln
Cambridge, NY
HCV Welcome

Cynthia Meadow Greenwich Housing Redevelopment Com

Woodlawn Ave
Greenwich, NY
HCV Welcome

Baldwin Fort Edward ,

41 Lydius St
Fort Edward, NY
HCV Welcome

Hudson Falls Village

41 Juckett Dr
Hudson Falls, NY
Subsidized

There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 359 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 227 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Washington County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 132 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Washington County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, New York

Washington County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 359
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 227
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Total Population 62,700
Housing Units 24,237
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $51,143 ±$1,842
Median Rent $803 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.84% ± 4.81pp

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in New York with a population of 62,700. There are 24,237 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 27.67% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $51,143 a year, or $4,262 a month. The median rent for the county is $803 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,677 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.1

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Washington 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 Washington County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,400 $27,900 $31,400 $34,850 $37,650 $40,450 $43,250 $46,050
80% of Median $39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Washington County

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

From 1998 to 2006, 6 low income apartment communities containing 229 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washington 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 Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $29,280 $33,480 $37,680 $41,820 $45,180 $48,540 $51,900 $55,260

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 Washington County is $37,680 a year, or $3,140 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,140 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $942 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% $610 $654 $785 $906 $1,011 $1,116
60% $732 $785 $942 $1,088 $1,214 $1,340
Fair Market Rents in Washington 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
$661 $761 $959 $1,231 $1,368

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Greenwich 4
Cambridge 2
Hudson Falls 3
Granville 1
Whitehall 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitehall is the Whitehall Housing Authority.
Fort Edward 2
Kingsbury 0
Argyle 0
Dresden 0
Easton 0
Fort Ann 1
Hampton 0
Hartford 0
Hebron 0
Jackson 0
Putnam 0
Salem 0
White Creek 0