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Affordable Housing In Allegheny County
Pennsylvania

418 Low Income Apartment Communities In Allegheny County

Morningside Crossing

1808 Jancey Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Uansa Villiage

1 Helen and Robb Street
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Shawnese Gadsden Acres

Marion Circle
Clairton, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Hi View Gardens

709 6th St
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Jefferson Manor

201 Jefferson Road
Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Forest Green

120 Pillar Dr
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Dalton's Edge - Phase 1

700 Second Avenue
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Groveton Village Apartments

111 Groveton Dr
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

John Fraser Hall Apartments

500 Hunter St
Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Ohioview

250 Jefferson Dr
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

There are 418 low income housing apartment communities offering 28,339 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 4,944 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 418
Total Low Income Apartments 28,339
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.

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 $83,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800
80% of Median $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650

Cities In Allegheny County

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City Served By
Aleppo
Allison Park
Aspinwall
Avalon
Bairdford
Bakerstown
Baldwin
Baldwinship
Bell Acres
Bellevue
Ben Avon
Ben Avon Heights
Bethel Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel Park is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Bethel Park municipality
Blawnox
Boston
Brackenridge
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
Brentwood
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
Carnot-Moon
Castle Shannon
Chalfant
Cheswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cheswick is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Churchill
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
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
Curtisville
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
East McKeesport
East Pittsburgh The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Pittsburgh is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Edgewood
Edgeworth
Elizabeth
Elizabethship
Emsworth
Enlow
Etna
Fawn
Findlay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Findlay is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Findlayship
Forest Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Forward
Fox Chapel
Franklin Park
Frazer
Gibsonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gibsonia is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Glassport
Glen Osborne
Glenfield
Glenshaw
Green Tree
Greenock
Hampton
Harmar
Harmar Township
Harrison Township
Harwick
Haysville
Heidelberg
Homestead
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
Ingram
Jefferson Hills
Kennedy
Kilbuck
Leet
Leetsdale
Liberty
Lincoln
Marshall
McCandless
McDonald
McKees Rocks
McKeesport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McKeesport is the McKeesport 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
Moon
Mount Lebanon
Mount Oliver
Munhall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Munhall is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Neville
Noblestown
North Braddock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Braddock is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
North Fayette
North Versailles The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Versailles is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
North Versaillesship
O'Hara
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
Penn Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn Hills is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Penn Hillsship
Pennsbury Village
Pine
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
Plum
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
Reserve
Richland
Robinson
Ross
Ross Township
Rosslyn Farms
Russellton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russellton is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Scott
Sewickley
Sewickley Heights
Sewickley Hills
Shaler
Sharpsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharpsburg is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
South Fayette
South Park
South Park Township
South Versailles
Springdale
Springdaleship
Stowe
Sturgeon
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
Trafford
Turtle Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turtle Creek is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Upper St. Clair
Upper St. Clairship
Verona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Verona is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Versailles
Wall
West Deer
West Elizabeth
West Homestead
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
White Oak The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Oak is the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
Whitehall
Wilkins
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.