Affordable Housing In Ancient Oaks
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Ancient Oaks

Housing Authority Programs
Lehigh County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ancient Oaks, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Ancient Oaks, Pennsylvania. Ancient Oaks features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ancient Oaks.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ancient Oaks, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.29%
Average Renter Household Size 1.71
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $84,219 ±$18,618
Median Rent $1,323 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.75% ± 17.55pp
Total Population 7,359

Population and Household Demographics

Ancient Oaks is a City in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania with a population of 7,359. There are 2,890 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 15.29% of households in Ancient Oaks are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ancient Oaks

The median gross income for households in Ancient Oaks is $84,219 a year, or $7,018 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,323 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ancient Oaks, a household making less than $4,410 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Ancient Oaks.1

Area Median Income In Ancient Oaks

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 Ancient Oaks, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lehigh County.

In Ancient Oaks, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,400

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 Ancient Oaks

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 Ancient Oaks HUD Rental Assistance in Ancient Oaks

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% of Median $43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800
Fair Market Rents in Ancient Oaks

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
$694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390