Area Median Income

Area Median Income (AMI) is a statistic used to calculate standards for “affordable housing” in a given area. In New York City, city government and the NYCEDC use the federally defined AMI for the New York region, which includes the five boroughs and surrounding suburbs in the tri-state area.

AMI for NYCEDC developments is around $95,400 per year for a family of four, or $66,800 for a single person. But in Crown Heights, AMI within the neighborhood is closer to $44,911 per household, and $25,206 per capita.