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Affordable Housing In Bedford
Bedford County, Pennsylvania

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bedford

Penn - Bedford Apartments

116 E Pitt St
Bedford, Pennsylvania

Mountain Valley Apartments

225 E Pitt St
Bedford, Pennsylvania

Friendship Village

348 Friendship Village Rd
Bedford, Pennsylvania

Fort Bedford Inn CO Bcha

201 S Richard St
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Bedford

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bedford, Pennsylvania

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 204 affordable apartments for rent in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Bedford, Pennsylvania

Bedford features 126 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 Bedford, Pennsylvania

There are 78 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bedford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bedford, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bedford landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bedford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bedford, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $652 and $796.

2021 Bedford, 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
Bedford, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $571 $592 $724 $934 $1,034
Bedford, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $514 to $628 $533 to $651 $652 to $796 $841 to $1,027 $931 to $1,137

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bedford, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 204
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 126
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.3%
Average Renter Household Size 1.65
Average Household Size 2.02
Median Household Income $41,990 ±$5,852
Median Rent $577 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.85% ± 14.96pp
Total Population 2,778

Population and Household Demographics

Bedford is a city in Bedford County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,778. There are 1,372 households in the city with an average household size of 2.02 persons. 47.3% of households in Bedford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bedford

The median gross income for households in Bedford is $41,990 a year, or $3,499 a month. The median rent for the city is $577 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bedford, a household making less than $1,923 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Bedford.

Area Median Income In Bedford

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

In Bedford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,300

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 Bedford

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 Bedford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bedford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,700 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bedford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bedford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800