Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Bloomsburg, PA

Discover affordable housing in Bloomsburg where there are 12+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Westminster Placeat Bloomsburg

100 Westminster Dr, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Scottown Apartments

400 Railroad St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Bloomsburg Elderly Housing

330 W 3rd St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Bloom Mills Apartments

237 W 6th St., Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Central Court Apartments

160 Central Rd, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Tenny Street Apartments

355 Tenny St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Scott Elderly

2217 3rd St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Anthony Court

345 Iron St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Twin Spruce Apartments

137-151 S. Williamson Rd., Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 16912

Hawthorne Heights

201 W. First Street, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Phfa Mf - Franklin Place Apartments

Franklin St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

Sharpless Apartments

560 Center St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
$12.90 (+178%) more than Pennsylvania minimum wage and $12.90 (+178%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bloomsburg.

How many renters live in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania?

The City of Bloomsburg has 12,836 people living in 4,191 households.

There are 5,214 renters living in 2,607 renter households in this City. Renters make up 40.62 percent of the population living in Bloomsburg.

What is the rental market like in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania?

There are an estimated 4,971 housing units in the Bloomsburg area. Of these, 2,750 units are rental homes, making up 55 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Bloomsburg?

The rental vacancy rate in Bloomsburg is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Bloomsburg for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bloomsburg
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
35 696 1,147 320 390
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bloomsburg

A large number of apartments in Bloomsburg have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Bloomsburg are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 35 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 17 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Bloomsburg

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $721 to $1,463. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $721
One BR $878
Two BR $1,064
Three BR $1,287
Four BR $1,463
2024 Fair Market Rents in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Bloomsburg?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 32 91 percent
One BR 441 63 percent
Two BR 676 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

How many affordable rental units are in Bloomsburg?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 143
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 75
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 46
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg features 84 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 Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

There are 203 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bloomsburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bloomsburg landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bloomsburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $958 and $1,170.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.