Low Income Apartments In Allegheny County
Pennsylvania

Low Income Apartments In Allegheny County

Jefferson Manor

201 Jefferson Road
Penn Hills, PA
Income Based
1 BR

Dalton's Edge - Phase 1

700 Second Avenue
Tarentum, PA
Income Based
1 BR

Groveton Village Apartments

111 Groveton Dr
Coraopolis, PA
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

John Fraser Hall Apartments

500 Hunter St
Turtle Creek, PA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Homewood North

10 Albertice St
Pittsburgh, PA
1-4 BR

Ohioview

250 Jefferson Dr
McKees Rocks, PA
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Midtown Plaza

516 Sinclair St
McKeesport, PA
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Hope Vasey Terrace

300 Sisca Street
Sharpsburg, PA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Hays Manor

209 Locust St
McKees Rocks, PA
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Homewood North Apartments

1020 Brushton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
1-4 BR
Subsidized

There are 413 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 28,986 affordable apartments for rent in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 21,846 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 10,014 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Allegheny County. There are 4,908 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

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; Family Self-sufficiency; Moving to Work; Public Housing Homeownership
McKeesport Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 413
Total Low Income Apartments 28,986
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 21,846
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.17%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Total Population 1,231,145
Housing Units 529,534
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $53,040 ±$530
Median Rent $780 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.59% ± 0.85pp

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Allegheny County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 163 low income apartment communities containing 5,501 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Allegheny 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 Allegheny County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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 Allegheny County 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 Allegheny 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$647 $725 $896 $1,137 $1,248

Cities In Allegheny County

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City Listings Served By
Pittsburgh 204 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pittsburgh are the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Duquesne 13 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 5 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 9 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 3 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 0 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 2
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 1
Boston 0
Brackenridge 4
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 0
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 11
Indianaship 0
Ingram 0
Jefferson Hills 0
Kennedy 0
Kilbuck 0
Leet 0
Leetsdale 1
Liberty 1
Lincoln 0
McCandless 0
McDonald 1
McKeesport 13
McKees Rocks 17
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 0
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 2
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