Affordable Housing In Washington Heights
Orange County, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Washington Heights

Housing Authority Programs
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington Heights, New York

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Washington Heights, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Washington Heights, New York

Washington Heights 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 Washington Heights, New York

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington Heights.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington Heights, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington Heights landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Washington Heights.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington Heights, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,257 and $1,537.

2020 Washington Heights, 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 $1,021 $1,112 $1,397 $1,780 $2,049
Payment Standard Range $919 to $1,123 $1,001 to $1,223 $1,257 to $1,537 $1,602 to $1,958 $1,844 to $2,254

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington Heights, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.3%
Average Renter Household Size 3.63
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $71,226 ±$5,716
Median Rent $1,562 ±$276
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.67% ± 40.09pp
Total Population 2,149

Population and Household Demographics

Washington Heights is a City in Orange County, New York with a population of 2,149. There are 739 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 20.3% of households in Washington Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington Heights

The median gross income for households in Washington Heights is $71,226 a year, or $5,936 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington Heights, a household making less than $5,207 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington Heights.1

Area Median Income In Washington Heights

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 Washington Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Washington Heights, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,600

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 Heights

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 Heights HUD Rental Assistance in Washington Heights

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700