Affordable Housing In Berks County
Pennsylvania

61 Low Income Apartment Communities In Berks County

River Run Meadows

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

Skyline View Apartments

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

Glenside Homes

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

Goggle Works Apartments

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

Franklin Tower

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

Kennedy Towers

300 South 4th St
Reading, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible

George M. Rhodes Apartments

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

Samuel G. Hubert Apartments

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

Clearview Apartments

305 Hilltop Ct
Hamburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Dwight D. Eisenhower Apartments

835 Franklin St
Reading, PA
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

Other Housing Authorities located in Berks County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Berks County, Pennsylvania

There are 61 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,571 affordable apartments for rent in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Berks County features 3,519 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,052 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Berks County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Berks County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 61
Total Low Income Apartments 4,571
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,519
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.1

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 $76,300

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 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 Berks County 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 $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Fair Market Rents in Berks County

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
$599 $713 $927 $1,166 $1,257

Cities In Berks County

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City Listings Served By
Reading 37 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Reading are the Reading Housing Authority and Berks County Housing Authority.
Topton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Topton is the Berks County Housing Authority.
West Lawn 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Lawn is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Robesonia 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robesonia is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Douglassville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Douglassville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Mohnton 1
Shillington 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shillington is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Exeter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exeter is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Birdsboro 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Birdsboro is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Shoemakersville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shoemakersville is the Berks County Housing Authority.
West Reading 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Reading is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Hamburg 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamburg is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Womelsdorf 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Womelsdorf is the Berks County Housing Authority.
Adamstown 0
Albany 0
Alleghenyville 0
Alsace 0
Alsace Manor 0
Amity 0
Amity Gardens 0
Bally 1
Baumstown 0
Bechtelsville 0
Bern 0
Bernville 0
Bethel 0
Bethelship 0
Blandon 0
Bowers 0
Boyertown 1
Brecknock 0
Caernarvon 0
Centerport 0
Centre 0
Colebrookdale 0
Colony Park 0
Cumru 0
Dauberville 0
District 0
Douglass 0
Dryville 0
Earl 0
Edenburg 0
Exetership 0
Fleetwood 1
Flying Hills 0
Fox Chase 0
Frystown 0
Gibraltar 0
Gouglersville 0
Greenfields 0
Greenwich 0
Grill 0
Heidelberg 0
Hereford 0
Herefordship 0
Hyde Park 0
Jacksonwald 0
Jefferson 0
Kempton 0
Kenhorst 0
Kutztown 3
Kutztown University 0
Laureldale 0
Leesport 2
Lenhartsville 0
Lincoln Park 0
Longswamp 0
Lorane 0
Lower Alsace 0
Lower Heidelberg 0
Lyons 0
Maidencreek 0
Marion 0
Maxatawny 0
Mertztown 0
Mohrsville 0
Montrose Manor 0
Morgantown 0
Mount Aetna 0
Mount Penn 0
Muhlenberg 0
Muhlenberg Park 0
New Berlinville 0
New Jerusalem 0
New Morgan 0
New Schaefferstown 0
North Heidelberg 0
Oley 0
Oleyship 0
Ontelaunee 0
Penn 0
Pennside 0
Pennwyn 0
Perry 0
Pike 0
Rehrersburg 0
Reiffton 0
Richmond 0
Riverview Park 0
Robeson 0
Rockland 0
Ruscombmanor 0
St. Lawrence 0
Schubert 0
Shartlesville 0
Sinking Spring 0
South Heidelberg 0
South Temple 0
Spring 0
Springmont 0
Spring Ridge 0
Stony Creek Mills 0
Stouchsburg 0
Strausstown 0
Temple 0
Tilden 0
Tulpehocken 0
Union 0
Upper Bern 0
Upper Tulpehocken 0
Virginville 0
Walnuttown 0
Washington 0
Wernersville 0
West Hamburg 0
West Wyomissing 0
Whitfield 0
Windsor 0
Wyomissing 0