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What is low income housing?
There are several different levels of low-income housing that help provide a roof for individuals and families. From low-income to extreme low-income, we are here to help you.
At Midtown, once qualified, the rent is based off your adjusted monthly income. Most residents of subsidized (rent based on income) housing live on fixed incomes. This subsidy helps keep a roof over your head while living within the confines of a basic cost of living.
Evergreen has a wide variety of housing opportunities. The complex is operated under the New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program. What does that mean? Through an applicant screening process, we can provide low-cost housing to households making up to 60% of St Lawrence County’s median income. This income amount changes each year based on many factors. To find out if you qualify, check the qualifications page, or call the office.
We also have a select number of subsidized units available at Evergreen and even participate in the Tenant Based Housing Choice Voucher Program (a subsidy you can use at any approved apartment or house). For more information on renting under these programs, please click below to visit the HUD.gov website.
For questions regarding individual programs feel free to contact our office.
Looking for more information regarding resources available in the North Country? Here is a great list of organizations available to help!
- MILC (“Maximizing Independent Living Choices”)
- MILC is an organization dedicated to “working to ensure that we and our Nation’s more that 45 million fellow people experiencing disabilities are one day able to participate in, and be considered as equals in, all areas and aspects of the American way of life.”
- Renewal House
- Renewal House, located in Canton, NY, is dedicated to responding “immediately to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Lawrence County through services which empower victims and increase community awareness.”
- Office for the Aging
- The St Lawrence County Office for the Aging is committed to “provide services and advocacy for County residents 60 years and older.”
- Paying for Senior Care
- Information about emergency housing for seniors and links to other resources.
- Potsdam Neighborhood Center
- The Potsdam Neighborhood Center, along with five other neighborhood centers in the area, “provides services to low-income families with the assistance of community volunteers; the services may be directly offered at the centers, or families may be referred to other agencies and resources as needed.”
- Helping Hands of Potsdam
- Helping Hands of Potsdam, Inc, is a “faith-based non-profit organization serving Potsdam, New York and the outlying area.”