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Affordable Housing In Bethlehem
Northampton County, Pennsylvania

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bethlehem

Holy Family Apartments

334 13th Ave
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Moravian House IIi

133 W Union Blvd
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Fred B Rooney Aka Bethlehem Developers

4 E 4th St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Lutheran Manor

2085 Westgate Drive
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

South Side Lofts

435 Hayes Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

941 E 4th St

941 E 4th St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

43 - 55 W Spruce St

43 W Spruce St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Atlantic Apartments

729 E 7th St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Broad and High Sts.

604 High St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Cherokee Apartments

501 Cherokee St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

There are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,320 affordable apartments for rent in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem features 1,806 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 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

There are 514 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bethlehem.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bethlehem landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bethlehem.

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

2020 Bethlehem, 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.

Bethlehem, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 2,320
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,806
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Bethlehem is a City in Northampton County, Pennsylvania with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Bethlehem are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bethlehem

The median gross income for households in Bethlehem is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Bethlehem

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

In Bethlehem, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,400

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 Bethlehem

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 Bethlehem

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% of Median $43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800