West Poplar Apartments
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19123

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Funding Programs

West Poplar Apartments was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

West Poplar Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 138 of the 140 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 99% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on November 01, 2009 and the contract expires on October 31, 2024. The Section 8 contract rent is 84.7% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,003.00 for One Bedroom, $1,210.00 for Two Bedroom, and $1,502.00 for Three Bedroom.

29% of Pennsylvania properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


West Poplar Apartments is an affordable apartment community located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is located in Philadelphia County. The property is located in Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District served by Representative Dwight Evans (D), Senator Patrick Toomey (R) and Senator Robert Casey (D).

West Poplar Apartments is an apartment community containing 138 rental units. The property contains 318 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, West Poplar Apartments is home to not more than 629 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

West Poplar Apartments provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Philadelphia, PA by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

West Poplar Apartments contains a mix of 138 assisted one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 13 One Bedroom, 70 Two Bedroom, and 55 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 9% One Bedroom, 51% Two Bedroom, and 40% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for West Poplar Apartments is 2.27.

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