Affordable Housing In West Seneca
Erie County, New York

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Seneca

Burchfield Commons

2290 Union Rd
West Seneca, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

United Church Manor

50 North Ave
West Seneca, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

West Seneca Mews

1187 Orchard Park Rd
West Seneca, New York
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Seneca, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving West Seneca, New York

Housing Authority Programs
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Seneca, New York

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 108 affordable apartments for rent in West Seneca, New York.

Income Based Apartments in West Seneca, New York

West Seneca features 100 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 West Seneca, New York

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Seneca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Seneca, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Seneca landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in West Seneca.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Seneca, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $867 and $1,059.

2022 West Seneca, 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
West Seneca, New York Fair Market Rent $774 $812 $963 $1,190 $1,334
West Seneca, New York Payment Standard Range $697 to $851 $731 to $893 $867 to $1,059 $1,071 to $1,309 $1,201 to $1,467

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Seneca, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 108
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.66%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $59,265 ±$2,685
Median Rent $745 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.88% ± 5.84pp
Total Population 45,089

Population and Household Demographics

West Seneca is a city in Erie County, New York with a population of 45,089. There are 19,351 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 23.66% of households in West Seneca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Seneca

The median gross income for households in West Seneca is $59,265 a year, or $4,939 a month. The median rent for the city is $745 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Seneca, a household making less than $2,483 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.88% of households who rent are overburdened in West Seneca.

Area Median Income In West Seneca

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 West Seneca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Erie County.

In West Seneca, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,700

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 West Seneca

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 West Seneca

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Seneca AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,450 $21,050 $23,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Seneca AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Seneca AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,150 $56,150 $63,150 $70,150 $75,800 $81,400 $87,000 $92,600