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Affordable Housing In Yonkers
Westchester County, New York

56 Low Income Apartment Communities In Yonkers

Broadway Terrace Apartments

182 N Broadway
Yonkers, New York
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

Dorado Apartments

160 Warburton Ave
Yonkers, New York
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Schoolhouse Terrace at The Ridgeway

33 Ashburn Ave
Yonkers, New York
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Parkledge Apartments

220 Yonkers Ave
Yonkers, New York
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Whitney Young Manor

354 Nepperhan Avenue
Yonkers, New York

Renee Burk

15 Hamilton Ave
Yonkers, New York

St. Casimir Apartments

289 Nepperhan Avenue
Yonkers, New York

10 Orchard Street

10 Orchard St
Yonkers, New York

Cromwell Towers

77 Locust Hill Ave
Yonkers, New York

Post Street Apartments

45 Post St
Yonkers, New York

Housing Authorities that serve Yonkers

Housing Authority Programs
Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Town of Mamaroneck Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
CVR New York Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
White Plains Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Yonkers, New York

There are 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,399 affordable apartments for rent in Yonkers, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Yonkers, New York

Yonkers features 3,990 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 Yonkers, New York

There are 2,409 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Yonkers.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Yonkers, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Yonkers landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Yonkers.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Yonkers, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,749 and $2,137.

2021 Yonkers, 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 $1,386 $1,619 $1,943 $2,484 $2,823
Payment Standard Range $1,247 to $1,525 $1,457 to $1,781 $1,749 to $2,137 $2,236 to $2,732 $2,541 to $3,105

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Yonkers, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 6,399
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,990
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $59,049 ±$2,189
Median Rent $1,227 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.28% ± 2.08pp
Total Population 199,435

Population and Household Demographics

Yonkers is a city in Westchester County, New York with a population of 199,435. There are 73,073 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 52.55% of households in Yonkers are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Yonkers

The median gross income for households in Yonkers is $59,049 a year, or $4,921 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,227 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Yonkers, a household making less than $4,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Yonkers.

Area Median Income In Yonkers

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 Yonkers, the AMI is calculated from all households within Westchester County.

In Yonkers, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $125,800

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 Yonkers

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 Yonkers

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
50% of Median $39,800 $45,500 $51,200 $56,850 $61,400 $65,950 $70,500 $75,050
80% of Median $63,700 $72,800 $81,900 $90,950 $98,250 $105,550 $112,800 $120,100