Affordable Housing In Wayne County
New York

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Evergreen Hills

3258 Pine Terrace
Macedon, NY
$535-770
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Willow Landing Apartments

600 Conifer Dr
Palmyra, NY
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Brown Square I

2100 Brown Square
Ontario, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Towpath Apartments

200 Canal Street
Palmyra, NY
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Newark Rose Garden

1111 S Main St
Newark, NY
Subsidized

Wolcott Estates

5770 New Hartford St
Wolcott, NY
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Towpath Manor II

201 Canal St
Palmyra, NY
Subsidized

Williamson Orchard Estates I

Arrowbend Dr
Williamson, NY
Subsidized

Windy Hill Apartments

47John St
Clyde, NY
Subsidized

Hope Village Apartments

6430 Hope Cir
Wolcott, NY
Subsidized

There are 41 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,746 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 846 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Wayne County, HUD housing programs support 403 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 900 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

Housing Authority Programs
Rochester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Newark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wayne County, New York

Wayne County, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 1,746
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 846
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Total Population 92,416
Housing Units 36,476
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $50,798 ±$1,284
Median Rent $694 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.08% ± 4.35pp

Population and Household Demographics

Wayne County is a County in New York with a population of 92,416. There are 36,476 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 22.45% of households in Wayne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wayne County

The median gross income for households in Wayne County is $50,798 a year, or $4,233 a month. The median rent for the county is $694 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wayne County, a household making less than $2,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Wayne County.1

Area Median Income In Wayne 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 Wayne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,700

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 Wayne 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 Wayne County HUD Rental Assistance in Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,900 $18,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
80% of Median $42,400 $48,450 $54,500 $60,550 $65,400 $70,250 $75,100 $79,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wayne County

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

From 1992 to 2009, 17 low income apartment communities containing 879 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wayne 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 Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
60% of Median $31,800 $36,360 $40,920 $45,420 $49,080 $52,740 $56,340 $60,000

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 Wayne County is $40,920 a year, or $3,410 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,410 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,023 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% $663 $710 $853 $984 $1,099 $1,212
60% $795 $852 $1,023 $1,181 $1,319 $1,454
Fair Market Rents in Wayne 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
$650 $760 $951 $1,192 $1,285

Cities In Wayne County

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City Listings Served By
Wolcott 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wolcott are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Palmyra 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Palmyra are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Ontario 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ontario are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Lyons 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lyons are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Clyde 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clyde are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Newark 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newark are the Newark Housing Authority and Rochester Housing Authority.
Red Creek 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Red Creek are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Williamson 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Williamson are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Sodus 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sodus are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Marion 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marion are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Macedon 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Macedon are the Rochester Housing Authority, Newark Housing Authority and Fairport Urban Renewal Agency.
Walworth 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walworth are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Arcadia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arcadia are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Butler 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Butler are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Galen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Galen are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Huron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Huron are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
North Rose 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Rose are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Pultneyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pultneyville are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Rose 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rose are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Savannah 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Savannah are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.
Sodus Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sodus Point are the Rochester Housing Authority and Newark Housing Authority.