Affordable Housing In Allegheny County
Pennsylvania

Waiting List Openings In Allegheny County

Allegheny County, PA Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Allegheny County Housing Authority will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from July 12, 2022 at 8:30 am, until July 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Allegheny County, PA Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

429 Low Income Apartment Communities In Allegheny County

Munroe Tower Apartments

101 Delaware Ave.
Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Strawberry Patch Apartments

1000 4th St
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Monroe Meadows

400 Trefoil Ct
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
$775-903
2-3 BR

Perrytown Place

101 Highland Pines Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$617-885
Studio-1 BR

The Legacy Apartments

2121 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Parkford Apartments

601 Parkford Dr
South Park Township, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Churchview Garden Apartments

3783 Churchview Avenue #C12
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Allegheny Commons

255 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$580-889
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Leechburg Gardens Apartments

1803 Garden Dr
Verona, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Homewood House

7130 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

There are 429 low income housing apartment communities offering 28,485 affordable apartments for rent in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County features 21,298 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

There are 5,209 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Allegheny County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Allegheny County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Allegheny County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $883 and $1,079.

2022 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $763 $807 $981 $1,252 $1,371
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $687 to $839 $726 to $888 $883 to $1,079 $1,127 to $1,377 $1,234 to $1,508

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Allegheny County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 429
Total Low Income Apartments 28,485
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 21,298
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.17%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $53,040 ±$530
Median Rent $780 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.59% ± 0.85pp
Total Population 1,231,145

Population and Household Demographics

Allegheny County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,231,145. There are 529,534 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 35.17% of households in Allegheny County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Allegheny County

The median gross income for households in Allegheny County is $53,040 a year, or $4,420 a month. The median rent for the county is $780 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Allegheny County, a household making less than $2,600 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Allegheny County.

Area Median Income In Allegheny 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 Allegheny County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,400

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 Allegheny 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Allegheny County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Allegheny County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Allegheny County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,200 $37,950 $42,700 $47,400 $51,200 $55,000 $58,800 $62,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Allegheny County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,100 $60,700 $68,300 $75,850 $81,950 $88,000 $94,100 $100,150

Cities In Allegheny County

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City Served By
Aleppo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aleppo is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Allison Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allison Park is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Aspinwall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aspinwall is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Avalon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avalon is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bairdford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bairdford is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bakerstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bakerstown is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Baldwin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baldwin is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Baldwinship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baldwinship is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bell Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bell Acres is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bellevue The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellevue is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Ben Avon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ben Avon is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Ben Avon Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ben Avon Heights is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bethel Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel Park is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bethel Park municipality The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel Park municipality is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Blawnox The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blawnox is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Boston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boston is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Brackenridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brackenridge is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Braddock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Braddock is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Braddock Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Braddock Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bradford Woods The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bradford Woods is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Brentwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brentwood is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bridgeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeville is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Carnegie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carnegie is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Carnot Moon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carnot Moon is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Carnot-Moon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carnot-Moon is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Castle Shannon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castle Shannon is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Chalfant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chalfant is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Cheswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cheswick is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Churchill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Churchill is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Clairton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clairton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Clinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Collier The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collier is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Coraopolis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coraopolis is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Crafton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crafton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Crescent The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crescent is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Curtisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Curtisville is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Dormont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dormont is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Dravosburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dravosburg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Duquesne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duquesne is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
East Deer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Deer is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
East McKeesport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East McKeesport is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
East Pittsburgh The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Pittsburgh is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Edgewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgewood is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Edgeworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgeworth is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Elizabeth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elizabeth is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Elizabethship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elizabethship is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Emsworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emsworth is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Enlow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enlow is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Etna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Etna is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Fawn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fawn is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Findlay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Findlay is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Findlayship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Findlayship is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Forest Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Forward The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forward is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Fox Chapel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fox Chapel is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Franklin Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin Park is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Frazer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frazer is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Gibsonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gibsonia is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Glassport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glassport is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Glen Osborne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Osborne is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Glenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenfield is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Glenshaw The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenshaw is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Green Tree The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Tree is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Greenock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenock is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Hampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Harmar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harmar is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Harmar Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harmar Township is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Harrison Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrison Township is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Harwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harwick is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Haysville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haysville is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Heidelberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heidelberg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Homestead The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Homestead is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Imperial The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Imperial is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Indiana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indiana is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Indianaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indianaship is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Ingram The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ingram is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Jefferson Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Kennedy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennedy is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Kilbuck The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kilbuck is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Leet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leet is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Leetsdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leetsdale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Liberty The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Marshall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshall is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
McCandless The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McCandless is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
McDonald The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McDonald is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
McKees Rocks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McKees Rocks is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
McKeesport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve McKeesport are the McKeesport Housing Authority and Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Millvale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millvale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Monroeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroeville is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Monroeville municipality The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroeville municipality is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Moon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moon is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Mount Lebanon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Lebanon is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Mount Oliver The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Oliver is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Munhall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Munhall is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Neville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Neville is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Noblestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Noblestown is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
North Braddock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Braddock is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
North Fayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Fayette is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
North Versailles The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Versailles is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
North Versaillesship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Versaillesship is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
O'Hara The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves O'Hara is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Oakdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakdale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Oakmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakmont is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Ohio The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ohio is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Penn Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Penn Hillsship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn Hillsship is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Pennsbury Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pennsbury Village is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Pine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Pitcairn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pitcairn is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Pittsburgh The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pittsburgh are the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Pleasant Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Plum The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plum is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Port Vue The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Vue is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Rankin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rankin is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Rennerdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rennerdale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Reserve The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reserve is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Richland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richland is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Robinson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robinson is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Ross The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ross is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Ross Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ross Township is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Rosslyn Farms The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosslyn Farms is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Russellton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russellton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Scott The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scott is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Sewickley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sewickley is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Sewickley Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sewickley Heights is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Sewickley Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sewickley Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Shaler The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shaler is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Sharpsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharpsburg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
South Fayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Fayette is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
South Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Park is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
South Park Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Park Township is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
South Versailles The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Versailles is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Springdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springdale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Springdaleship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springdaleship is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Stowe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stowe is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Sturgeon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sturgeon is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Swissvale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swissvale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Tarentum The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tarentum is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Thornburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornburg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Trafford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trafford is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Turtle Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turtle Creek is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Upper St. Clair The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper St. Clair is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Upper St. Clairship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper St. Clairship is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Verona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Verona is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Versailles The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Versailles is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Wall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wall is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
West Deer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Deer is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
West Elizabeth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Elizabeth is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
West Homestead The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Homestead is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
West Mifflin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Mifflin is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
West View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West View is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Whitaker The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitaker is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
White Oak The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Oak is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Whitehall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitehall is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Wilkins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilkins is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Wilkinsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilkinsburg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Wilmerding The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmerding is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.