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Affordable Housing In Blair County
Pennsylvania

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blair County

Cherry Grove

400 E Walnut Ave
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Tyrone Park Apartments

1359 Burley Ave
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Highland Hall

517 Walnut Street
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Roaring Springs Commons

153 Roaring Spring Cmn
Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Tyrone House Apartments

212 E 12th St
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Spring Manor Apartments

300 Spring St
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Bell Court

1311 N Cambria St
Bellwood, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR

Washington Terrace

400 Washington Ave
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Altoona Evergreen Manor I

5919 Evergreen Ct
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Country Manor

809 Country Manor Dr Ste 1
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Blair County

Housing Authority Programs
Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blair County, Pennsylvania

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,716 affordable apartments for rent in Blair County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania

Blair County features 2,232 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 Blair County, Pennsylvania

There are 484 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blair County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blair County, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blair County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $725 and $887.

2021 Blair 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 $574 $647 $806 $1,003 $1,093
Payment Standard Range $517 to $631 $582 to $712 $725 to $887 $903 to $1,103 $984 to $1,202

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Blair County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 2,716
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,232
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $43,981 ±$1,455
Median Rent $638 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.41% ± 3.07pp
Total Population 126,448

Population and Household Demographics

Blair County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 126,448. There are 51,034 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 28.25% of households in Blair County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blair County

The median gross income for households in Blair County is $43,981 a year, or $3,665 a month. The median rent for the county is $638 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blair County, a household making less than $2,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Blair County.

Area Median Income In Blair 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 Blair County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Blair 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 Blair County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550

Cities In Blair County

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City Served By
Altoona The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Altoona are the Altoona Housing Authority and Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Antis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Antis is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bellwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellwood is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Blair The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blair is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Catharine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Catharine is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Claysburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claysburg is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Duncansville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duncansville is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
East Freedom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Freedom is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Foot of Ten The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foot of Ten is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Frankstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frankstown is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Freedom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freedom is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Grazierville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grazierville is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Greenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hollidaysburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollidaysburg is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Huston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huston is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Juniata The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Juniata is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lakemont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakemont is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Logan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Logan is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Martinsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martinsburg is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Newry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newry is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
North Woodbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Woodbury is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Northwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northwood is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Roaring Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roaring Spring is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Snyder The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Snyder is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Taylor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Tipton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tipton is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Tunnelhill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tunnelhill is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Tyrone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tyrone is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Tyroneship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tyroneship is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Williamsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsburg is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Woodbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodbury is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.