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Affordable Housing In Beaver
Beaver County, Pennsylvania

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Beaver

Francis Farmer

274 Friendship Cir
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

King Beaver

680 Canal St
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Pmh X - Poplar

213 Virginia Dr
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Disabled Supportive Housing

Center Township Apartments

3671 Broadhead Rd
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westbridge Apartments

725 Riverside Dr
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Beaver Village Apartments

699 5th St
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Beaver

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Beaver, Pennsylvania

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 309 affordable apartments for rent in Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Beaver, Pennsylvania

Beaver features 261 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 Beaver, Pennsylvania

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Beaver.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Beaver, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Beaver landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Beaver.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Beaver, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2020 Beaver, 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 research.

Beaver, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 309
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 261
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.83%
Average Renter Household Size 1.58
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $47,021 ±$5,305
Median Rent $589 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.72% ± 10.73pp
Total Population 4,467

Population and Household Demographics

Beaver is a city in Beaver County, Pennsylvania with a population of 4,467. There are 2,136 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 37.83% of households in Beaver are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Beaver

The median gross income for households in Beaver is $47,021 a year, or $3,918 a month. The median rent for the city is $589 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Beaver, a household making less than $1,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Beaver.

Area Median Income In Beaver

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 Beaver, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaver County.

In Beaver, 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 Beaver

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 Beaver

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