Affordable Housing In Blair County
Pennsylvania

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blair County

Cherry Grove

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

Tyrone Park Apartments

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

Highland Hall

517 Walnut Street
Hollidaysburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Roaring Springs Commons

153 Roaring Spring Cmn
Roaring Spring, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Tyrone House Apartments

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

Spring Manor Apartments

300 Spring St
Hollidaysburg, PA
Subsidized

Bell Court

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

Washington Terrace

400 Washington Ave
Tyrone, PA
Subsidized

Altoona Evergreen Manor I

5919 Evergreen Ct
Altoona, PA
Subsidized

Country Manor

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

Housing Authorities that serve Blair County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Blair County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blair County, Pennsylvania

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,716 affordable apartments for rent in Blair County, Pennsylvania. Blair County features 2,232 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 484 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blair County.

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.1

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 $63,000

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 Blair County 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 $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,750
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% of Median $35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Blair County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2011, 10 low income apartment communities containing 356 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Blair County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Blair County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
60% of Median $26,580 $30,360 $34,140 $37,920 $40,980 $44,040 $47,040 $50,100

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Blair County is $34,140 a year, or $2,845 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,845 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $854 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $554 $593 $711 $822 $918 $1,012
60% $665 $712 $854 $986 $1,101 $1,214
Fair Market Rents in Blair 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
$561 $616 $770 $960 $1,043

Cities In Blair County

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City Listings Served By
Altoona 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Altoona are the Altoona Housing Authority and Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hollidaysburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollidaysburg is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Claysburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claysburg is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Roaring Spring 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roaring Spring is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Williamsburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsburg is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bellwood 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellwood is the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Antis 0
Blair 0
Catharine 0
Duncansville 1
East Freedom 0
Foot of Ten 0
Frankstown 0
Freedom 0
Grazierville 0
Greenfield 0
Greenwood 0
Huston 0
Juniata 0
Lakemont 0
Logan 0
Martinsburg 1
Newry 0
Northwood 0
North Woodbury 0
Snyder 0
Taylor 0
Tipton 0
Tunnelhill 0
Tyrone 6
Tyroneship 0
Woodbury 0