Rochester Housing Authority

675 West Main Street, Rochester, NY, 14611

Monroe County

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About Rochester Housing Authority

RHA has been the regional public housing authority for the five-county Greater Rochester, New York region since 1955. We serve lower income families and senior and/or disabled citizens, and have a total population of approximately 22,000.

Mission Statement

"Rochester Housing Authority is an essential housing resource for the greater Rochester area providing quality housing opportunities and related services for those in need."

Program Summary for Rochester Housing Authority

Rochester 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. Rochester Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 2,632 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Rochester Housing Authority administered a total of 9,087 Section 8 Vouchers. Rochester Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Rochester Housing Authority is located at 675 West Main Street, Rochester, NY, 14611 and serves the city of Rochester. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Rochester Housing Authority at, (585)697-3602 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Rochester Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 25
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 9,087
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 2,632
Waiting list for the Rochester Housing Authority is currently Open

2018 Income Limits for Monroe 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 Monroe County, NY:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $23,950
  • $27,400
  • $30,800
  • $34,200
  • $36,950
  • $39,700
  • $42,450
  • $45,150
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,350
  • $16,400
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $38,300
  • $43,800
  • $49,250
  • $54,700
  • $59,100
  • $63,500
  • $67,850
  • $72,250

2017 Fair Market Rents for Monroe 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 Monroe County, NY:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$625 $737 $915 $1145 $1261

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Village of Fairport Housing Authority Village of Fairport Housing Authority Fairport NY 497 N/A Open 10.14 Miles Contact
Newark Housing Authority Newark Housing Authority Newark NY 124 N/A Closed 27.58 Miles Contact
Batavia Housing Authority Batavia Housing Authority Batavia NY N/A N/A Open 29.44 Miles Contact
Geneva Housing Authority Geneva Housing Authority Geneva NY 30 248 Open 38.08 Miles Contact
Lockport Housing Authority Lockport Housing Authority Lockport NY 188 352 Open 54.58 Miles Contact
Auburn Housing Authority Auburn Housing Authority Auburn NY 394 50 Open 55.52 Miles Contact

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Rochester Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Monroe County Quick Facts

Population: 749,857
Persons Per Household: 2.42
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 30.4%
Homeownership Rate: 65.1%
Housing Units: 320,946
Yearly Income Per Person: $28,732
Median Household Income: $52,394