Affordable Housing In Blakely
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Blakely

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blakely, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Blakely, Pennsylvania. Blakely features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blakely.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blakely, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.75%
Average Renter Household Size 1.56
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $39,844 ±$5,684
Median Rent $616 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.71% ± 16.5pp
Total Population 6,496

Population and Household Demographics

Blakely is a City in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania with a population of 6,496. There are 2,824 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 28.75% of households in Blakely are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blakely

The median gross income for households in Blakely is $39,844 a year, or $3,320 a month. The median rent for the city is $616 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blakely, a household making less than $2,053 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Blakely.1

Area Median Income In Blakely

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 Blakely, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lackawanna County.

In Blakely, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,000

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 Blakely

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 Blakely HUD Rental Assistance in Blakely

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,100 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% of Median $37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800
Fair Market Rents in Blakely

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
$566 $657 $803 $1,040 $1,109