Affordable Housing In Aliquippa
Beaver County, Pennsylvania

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aliquippa

Pmh Hi 3 - Maratta Claridge

1810 Maratta Rd
Aliquippa, PA
Disabled Supportive Housing

Scottswood Apartments

2001 Washington St
Aliquippa, PA

Westfield Towers

Westfield Dr
Aliquippa, PA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Towne Towers

434 Franklin Ave
Aliquippa, PA

Pmh VIII - Guy

203 Guy St
Aliquippa, PA
Disabled Supportive Housing

Valley Terrace Apartments

400 Superior Ave
Aliquippa, PA

1052 Brodhead Rd.

1052 Brodhead Rd
Aliquippa, PA
HCV Welcome

Sheffield Towers

100 Superior Ave
Aliquippa, PA

Todd Road Duplex

PO Box 68
Aliquippa, PA
HCV Welcome

East Shaffer Duplex

102 E Shaffer Rd
Aliquippa, PA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Aliquippa

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 704 affordable apartments for rent in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Aliquippa features 687 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 17 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aliquippa.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Aliquippa, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 704
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 687
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $30,851 ±$3,094
Median Rent $578 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.97% ± 8.07pp
Total Population 9,296

Population and Household Demographics

Aliquippa is a City in Beaver County, Pennsylvania with a population of 9,296. There are 4,156 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 40.93% of households in Aliquippa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Aliquippa

The median gross income for households in Aliquippa is $30,851 a year, or $2,571 a month. The median rent for the city is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Aliquippa, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Aliquippa.1

Area Median Income In Aliquippa

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Aliquippa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaver County.

In Aliquippa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,900

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 Aliquippa

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 Aliquippa HUD Rental Assistance in Aliquippa

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350 $49,550 $52,750
80% of Median $44,750 $51,150 $57,550 $63,900 $69,050 $74,150 $79,250 $84,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Aliquippa

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

From 1987 to 1999, 7 low income apartment communities containing 20 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Aliquippa 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 Aliquippa

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350 $49,550 $52,750
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $47,940 $51,780 $55,620 $59,460 $63,300

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 Aliquippa is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,039 $1,159 $1,279
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,247 $1,391 $1,535
Fair Market Rents in Aliquippa

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
$661 $727 $890 $1,137 $1,248