Affordable Housing In Allegheny County
Pennsylvania

420 Low Income Apartment Communities In Allegheny County

Baldwin Towers

200 Knoedler Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Strawberry Patch Apartments

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

Perrytown Place

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

The Legacy Apartments

2121 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Leechburg Gardens Apartments

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

Homewood House

7130 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Penn Mathilida Apartments

4816 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Veterans Welcome

Maple Ridge

2115 Park Hill Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
$870-925
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Monroe Meadows

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

North Hills Highlands Phase 2

100 Felicity Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
$550
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Allegheny County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Allegheny County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work
McKeesport Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

There are 420 low income housing apartment communities offering 28,366 affordable apartments for rent in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County features 21,391 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 4,971 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 $801 and $979.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $661 $727 $890 $1,137 $1,248
Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $654 to $800 $801 to $979 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,123 to $1,373

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Allegheny County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 420
Total Low Income Apartments 28,366
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 21,391
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.1

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 $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 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 Allegheny County HUD Rental Assistance in Allegheny County

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

Cities In Allegheny County

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City Listings Served By
Pittsburgh 210 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pittsburgh are the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Duquesne 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duquesne is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Munhall 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Munhall is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Turtle Creek 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turtle Creek is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Carnegie 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carnegie is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Verona 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Verona is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Pitcairn 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pitcairn is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bridgeville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeville is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
East Pittsburgh 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Pittsburgh is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bethel Park 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel Park is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
West Mifflin 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Mifflin is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Millvale 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millvale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Oakmont 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakmont is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Sharpsburg 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharpsburg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Russellton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russellton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
North Versailles 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Versailles is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Penn Hills 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Tarentum 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tarentum is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Clairton 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clairton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Braddock 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Braddock is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Rankin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rankin is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Crafton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crafton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
West View 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West View is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Braddock Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Braddock Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Wilmerding 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmerding is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Dormont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dormont is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Dravosburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dravosburg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Wilkinsburg 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilkinsburg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Indiana 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indiana is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Imperial 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Imperial is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Swissvale 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swissvale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Coraopolis 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coraopolis is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Port Vue 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Vue is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Monroeville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroeville is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Cheswick 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cheswick is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Forest Hills 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Oakdale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakdale is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
North Braddock 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Braddock is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Findlay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Findlay is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
White Oak 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Oak is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Gibsonia 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gibsonia is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Clinton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Harmar Township 0
Ross Township 1
Aleppo 0
Allison Park 0
Aspinwall 0
Avalon 0
Bairdford 0
Bakerstown 0
Baldwin 0
Baldwinship 0
Bell Acres 0
Bellevue 0
Ben Avon 0
Ben Avon Heights 0
Bethel Park municipality 0
Blawnox 0
Boston 0
Brackenridge 3
Bradford Woods 1
Brentwood 0
Carnot Moon 0
Castle Shannon 0
Chalfant 0
Churchill 0
Collier 0
Crescent 0
Curtisville 0
East Deer 0
East McKeesport 0
Edgewood 0
Edgeworth 0
Elizabeth 0
Elizabethship 0
Emsworth 0
Enlow 0
Etna 0
Fawn 0
Findlayship 0
Forward 0
Fox Chapel 0
Franklin Park 0
Frazer 0
Glassport 1
Glenfield 0
Glen Osborne 0
Glenshaw 0
Greenock 0
Green Tree 0
Hampton 0
Harmar 0
Harrison Township 3
Harwick 0
Haysville 0
Heidelberg 0
Homestead 9
Indianaship 0
Ingram 0
Jefferson Hills 0
Kennedy 0
Kilbuck 0
Leet 0
Leetsdale 1
Liberty 1
Lincoln 0
McCandless 0
McDonald 1
McKeesport 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McKeesport is the McKeesport Housing Authority.
McKees Rocks 16
Marshall 0
Monroeville municipality 0
Moon 1
Mount Lebanon 0
Mount Oliver 0
Neville 0
Noblestown 0
North Fayette 0
North Versaillesship 0
O'Hara 0
Ohio 0
Penn Hillsship 0
Pennsbury Village 0
Pine 0
Pleasant Hills 0
Plum 1
Rennerdale 0
Reserve 0
Richland 0
Robinson 0
Ross 0
Rosslyn Farms 0
Scott 0
Sewickley 0
Sewickley Heights 0
Sewickley Hills 0
Shaler 0
South Fayette 0
South Park 0
South Park Township 1
South Versailles 0
Springdale 3
Springdaleship 0
Stowe 0
Sturgeon 0
Thornburg 0
Trafford 1
Upper St. Clairship 0
Upper St. Clair 0
Versailles 0
Wall 1
West Deer 0
West Elizabeth 0
West Homestead 0
Whitaker 0
Whitehall 5
Wilkins 0
Carnot-Moon 0