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Affordable Housing In Berks County
Pennsylvania

62 Low Income Apartment Communities In Berks County

River Run Meadows

190 Spring Grove Court
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Skyline View Apartments

50 North 9th Street
Reading, Pennsylvania
$345-610
1 BR
Subsidized

Glenside Homes

1349 Avenue D
Reading, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Goggle Works Apartments

135 Washington St
Reading, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Franklin Tower

120 South 6th St
Reading, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Kennedy Towers

300 South 4th Street
Reading, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

George M. Rhodes Apartments

815 Franklin St
Reading, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Samuel G. Hubert Apartments

125 N 10th St
Reading, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Clearview Apartments

305 Hilltop Ct
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Dwight D. Eisenhower Apartments

835 Franklin St
Reading, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Berks County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Berks County, Pennsylvania

There are 62 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,637 affordable apartments for rent in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Berks County features 3,599 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 Berks County, Pennsylvania

There are 1,038 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Berks County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Berks County, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Berks County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $834 and $1,020.

2020 Berks 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 $599 $713 $927 $1,166 $1,257
Payment Standard Range $539 to $659 $642 to $784 $834 to $1,020 $1,049 to $1,283 $1,131 to $1,383

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Berks County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 62
Total Low Income Apartments 4,637
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,599
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $55,936 ±$756
Median Rent $851 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.14% ± 1.79pp
Total Population 413,965

Population and Household Demographics

Berks County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 413,965. There are 153,312 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 28.11% of households in Berks County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Berks County

The median gross income for households in Berks County is $55,936 a year, or $4,661 a month. The median rent for the county is $851 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Berks County, a household making less than $2,837 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Berks County.

Area Median Income In Berks 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 Berks County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,600

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 Berks 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 Berks County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,550 $18,900 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
80% of Median $44,050 $50,350 $56,650 $62,900 $67,950 $73,000 $78,000 $83,050

Cities In Berks County

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City Served By
Adamstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Adamstown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Albany The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albany is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Alleghenyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alleghenyville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Alsace The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alsace is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Alsace Manor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alsace Manor is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Amity The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amity is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Amity Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amity Gardens is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Bally The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bally is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Baumstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baumstown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Bechtelsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bechtelsville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Bern The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bern is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Bernville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bernville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Bethel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Bethelship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethelship is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Birdsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Birdsboro is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Blandon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blandon is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Bowers The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowers is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Boyertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boyertown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Brecknock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brecknock is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Caernarvon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caernarvon is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Centerport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centerport is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Centre The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centre is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Colebrookdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colebrookdale is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Colony Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colony Park is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Cumru The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cumru is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Dauberville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dauberville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
District The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves District is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Douglass The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Douglass is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Douglassville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Douglassville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Dryville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dryville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Earl The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Earl is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Edenburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edenburg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Exeter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exeter is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Exetership The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exetership is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Fleetwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fleetwood is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Flying Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flying Hills is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Fox Chase The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fox Chase is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Frystown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frystown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Gibraltar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gibraltar is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Gouglersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gouglersville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Greenfields The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfields is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Greenwich The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwich is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Grill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grill is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Hamburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamburg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Heidelberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heidelberg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Hereford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hereford is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Herefordship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herefordship is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Hyde Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hyde Park is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Jacksonwald The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jacksonwald is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Kempton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kempton is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Kenhorst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenhorst is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Kutztown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kutztown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Kutztown University The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kutztown University is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Laureldale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laureldale is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Leesport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leesport is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Lenhartsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lenhartsville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Lincoln Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln Park is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Longswamp The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Longswamp is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Lorane The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lorane is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Lower Alsace The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Alsace is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Lower Heidelberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Heidelberg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Lyons The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyons is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Maidencreek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maidencreek is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Marion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Maxatawny The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maxatawny is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Mertztown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mertztown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Mohnton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mohnton is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Mohrsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mohrsville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Montrose Manor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montrose Manor is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Morgantown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morgantown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Mount Aetna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Aetna is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Mount Penn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Penn is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Muhlenberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Muhlenberg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Muhlenberg Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Muhlenberg Park is the Berks County Housing Authority.
New Berlinville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Berlinville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
New Jerusalem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Jerusalem is the Berks County Housing Authority.
New Morgan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Morgan is the Berks County Housing Authority.
New Schaefferstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Schaefferstown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
North Heidelberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Heidelberg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Oley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oley is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Oleyship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oleyship is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Ontelaunee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ontelaunee is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Penn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Pennside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pennside is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Pennwyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pennwyn is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Perry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Pike The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pike is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Reading The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Reading are the Reading Housing Authority and Berks County Housing Authority.
Rehrersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rehrersburg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Reiffton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reiffton is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Richmond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Riverview Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverview Park is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Robeson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robeson is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Robesonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robesonia is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Rockland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockland is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Ruscombmanor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ruscombmanor is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Schubert The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schubert is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Shartlesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shartlesville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Shillington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shillington is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Shoemakersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shoemakersville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Sinking Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sinking Spring is the Berks County Housing Authority.
South Heidelberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Heidelberg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
South Temple The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Temple is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Spring Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Ridge is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Springmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springmont is the Berks County Housing Authority.
St. Lawrence The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Lawrence is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Stony Creek Mills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stony Creek Mills is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Stouchsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stouchsburg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Strausstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strausstown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Temple The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Temple is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Tilden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tilden is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Topton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Topton is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Tulpehocken The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tulpehocken is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Upper Bern The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Bern is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Upper Tulpehocken The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Tulpehocken is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Virginville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Virginville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Walnuttown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walnuttown is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Wernersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wernersville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
West Hamburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Hamburg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
West Lawn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Lawn is the Berks County Housing Authority.
West Reading The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Reading is the Berks County Housing Authority.
West Wyomissing The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Wyomissing is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Whitfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitfield is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Windsor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Womelsdorf The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Womelsdorf is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Wyomissing The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyomissing is the Berks County Housing Authority.