Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

300 Perry St., Buffalo, NY, 14204
(716)855-6711



Erie County

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About Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

The Purpose of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is multi-faceted. It is our intention to create programs and provide services to our resident population and the broader Buffalo community within the parameters set by these overall goals:

To provide safe, clean, affordable housing to residents of the City of Buffalo that will be considered housing of choice.

To encourage and participate in strategic redevelopment of city's neighborhoods.

To offer all residents equal access to desirable housing and communities.

To Foster a sense of purpose and pride that will encourage family self-sufficiency.

To encourage tenant participation and involvement in BMHA operations and services as well as providing access to entrepreneurial development and employment opportunities.


Mission Statement

To assist our residents in attaining and maintaining a high standard for their quality of life. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will provide services and opportunities associated with affordable, desirable, and secure housing to individuals and families. We will provide customer service, programs and amenities which are the best possible.

Program Summary for Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 4,332 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority administered a total of 472 Section 8 Vouchers. Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is located at 300 Perry St., Buffalo, NY, 14204 and serves the city of Buffalo. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority at, (716)855-6711 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 29
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 472
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 4,332
Waiting list for the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Erie County, NY

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Erie County, NY:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $23,600
  • $26,950
  • $30,300
  • $33,650
  • $36,350
  • $39,050
  • $41,750
  • $44,450
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,150
  • $16,200
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $37,700
  • $43,100
  • $48,500
  • $53,850
  • $58,200
  • $62,500
  • $66,800
  • $71,100

2017 Fair Market Rents for Erie County, NY

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Erie County, NY:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$658 $666 $810 $1029 $1189



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo Buffalo NY N/A N/A Closed 1.7 Miles Contact
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY Belmont Housing Resources for WNY Buffalo NY 623 N/A Open 2.19 Miles Contact
Town of Amherst Town of Amherst Buffalo NY 33 N/A Open 2.2 Miles Contact
Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority Lackawanna NY N/A N/A Open 3.93 Miles Contact
Kenmore Housing Authority Kenmore Housing Authority Kenmore NY N/A N/A Open 5.86 Miles Contact
Niagara Falls Housing Authority Niagara Falls Housing Authority Niagara Falls NY 315 85 Open 17.91 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
4,362
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Erie County Quick Facts

Population: 922,835
Persons Per Household: 2.34
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 37.9%
Homeownership Rate: 65.3%
Housing Units: 419,337
Yearly Income Per Person: $27,978
Median Household Income: $50,653