Affordable Housing In Adams County
Pennsylvania

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Adams County

Gettysburg Scattered Sites

402 Village Dr
Gettysburg, PA
$593-812
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Whitehall Acres

226 S 5th St
Oxford, PA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Breckenridge Village Apartments

402 Village Dr
Gettysburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Mountain House

111 E Main St
Arendtsville, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Oxford Manor

409 North Bolton Street
New Oxford, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Gettysburg Place

500 Boyds School Road
Gettysburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

The Villas at Gettysburg

80 Robert Curtis Drive
Gettysburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Tyrone Townhomes

2 East 15th Street
Tyrone, PA
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Thompson Greene

235 N Duffy Road
Butler, PA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Littlestown Villas

250 Charles Street
Littlestown, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Adams County

Housing Authority Programs
Adams County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Adams County, Pennsylvania

There are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,352 affordable apartments for rent in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Adams County features 932 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 420 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Adams County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Adams County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 1,352
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 932
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $60,356 ±$1,250
Median Rent $838 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.1% ± 3.2pp
Total Population 101,767

Population and Household Demographics

Adams County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 101,767. There are 38,193 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 22.67% of households in Adams County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Adams County

The median gross income for households in Adams County is $60,356 a year, or $5,030 a month. The median rent for the county is $838 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Adams County, a household making less than $2,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Adams County.1

Area Median Income In Adams County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Adams County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,400

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Adams County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Adams County HUD Rental Assistance in Adams County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,700 $19,050 $21,450 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,800 $31,800 $35,750 $39,700 $42,900 $46,100 $49,250 $52,450
80% of Median $44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,500 $68,600 $73,700 $78,750 $83,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Adams County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2010, 20 low income apartment communities containing 587 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Adams County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Adams County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,800 $31,800 $35,750 $39,700 $42,900 $46,100 $49,250 $52,450
60% of Median $33,360 $38,160 $42,900 $47,640 $51,480 $55,320 $59,100 $62,940

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Adams County is $42,900 a year, or $3,575 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,575 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,073 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $695 $745 $894 $1,033 $1,153 $1,271
60% $834 $894 $1,073 $1,239 $1,383 $1,526
Fair Market Rents in Adams County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$640 $739 $911 $1,216 $1,481

Cities In Adams County

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City Listings Served By
Gettysburg 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gettysburg is the Adams County Housing Authority.
East Berlin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Berlin is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Aspers 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aspers is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Berwick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berwick is the Adams County Housing Authority.
New Oxford 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Oxford is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Mount Joy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Joy is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Hamilton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamilton is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Mount Pleasant 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Pleasant is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Orrtanna 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orrtanna is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Abbottstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abbottstown is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Arendtsville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arendtsville is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Bendersville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bendersville is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Berwickship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berwickship is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Biglerville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Biglerville is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Bonneauville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonneauville is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Butler 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butler is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Carroll Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carroll Valley is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Cashtown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cashtown is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Conewago 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conewago is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Cumberland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cumberland is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Fairfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Flora Dale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flora Dale is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Franklin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Freedom 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freedom is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Gardners 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardners is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Germany 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Germany is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Hamiltonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamiltonship is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Hamiltonban 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamiltonban is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Hampton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampton is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Heidlersburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heidlersburg is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Highland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Hunterstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hunterstown is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Huntington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Idaville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Idaville is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Lake Heritage 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Heritage is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Lake Meade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Meade is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Latimore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Latimore is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Liberty 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Littlestown 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Littlestown is the Adams County Housing Authority.
McKnightstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McKnightstown is the Adams County Housing Authority.
McSherrystown 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McSherrystown is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Menallen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Menallen is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Midway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midway is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Mount Joyship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Joyship is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Mount Pleasantship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Pleasantship is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Oxford 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxford is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Straban 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Straban is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Table Rock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Table Rock is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Tyrone 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tyrone is the Adams County Housing Authority.
Union 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Adams County Housing Authority.
York Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York Springs is the Adams County Housing Authority.