Affordable Homes For Sale
Because housing is so expensive in our area, and people’s salaries are not keeping up with rising housing prices, the demand for affordable homes is great. Affordable housing provides opportunities for many who do not make enough for market rate housing, from young adults to senior citizens. It is developed with the aid of subsidies or tax credits from housing programs run by the federal government, New York State, Westchester County, and local municipalities. They may be constructed by not-for-profit or for-profit developers and must remain affordable for set time periods. (Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of “affordable,” people should be paying no more than 30% of their gross incomes on housing, including utilities.)
For affordable rental and sales programs, you must qualify financially based upon your income. Income limits are keyed into percentages of regional household income, known as area median income (AMI), which is set annually for Westchester County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Different maximum income limits apply to different housing programs, so you must check the maximum AMI for each housing opportunity in which you have an interest.
To sign up for news from housing developers about upcoming homeownership and rental opportunities, click here to go to Westchester County’s website.
New York State maintains a website with rental listings across the state to help people find affordable, accessible homes. Landlords are able to add listings of available units. Start your search here.
For Westchester County listings, click here.