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Affordable Housing In Bath
Northampton County, Pennsylvania

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bath

John Daumer Manor

232 Plymouth St
Bath, Pennsylvania
$537-566
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Apartments at Greenfield

299 Wolf St
Bath, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Greenfields Apartments

122 Wolf St
Bath, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Bath

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bath, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 106 affordable apartments for rent in Bath, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Bath, Pennsylvania

Bath features 0 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 Bath, Pennsylvania

There are 106 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bath.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bath, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bath landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bath.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bath, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.

2020 Bath, 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 $694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $724 to $884 $923 to $1,129 $1,194 to $1,460 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bath, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 106
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $40,147 ±$6,223
Median Rent $959 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.45% ± 12.99pp
Total Population 2,680

Population and Household Demographics

Bath is a city in Northampton County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,680. There are 1,016 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 41.63% of households in Bath are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bath

The median gross income for households in Bath is $40,147 a year, or $3,346 a month. The median rent for the city is $959 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bath, a household making less than $3,197 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Bath.

Area Median Income In Bath

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 Bath, the AMI is calculated from all households within Northampton County.

In Bath, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 Bath

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 Bath

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600