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Bloom Mills Apartments

700 Sawmill Road
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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1-2 BR

Twin Spruce Apartments

137-151 S. Williamson Rd.
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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1-2 BR

Central Court Apartments

160 Central Rd
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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1-3 BR

Hawthorne Heights

201 W. First Street
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Westminster Placeat Bloomsburg

100 Westminster Dr
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Phfa Mf - Franklin Place Apartments

Franklin St
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Scottown Apartments

400 Railroad St
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Tenny Street Apartments

355 Tenny St
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Scott Elderly

2217 3rd St
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Anthony Court

345 Iron St
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

There are 192 low-income apartments in Bloomsburg that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 84 low-income homes in Bloomsburg where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $312 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 29th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Columbia County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bloomsburg.

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Affordable Housing Data

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 192 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 $871 and $1,065.

2023 Bloomsburg, 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
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $681 $808 $968 $1,178 $1,300
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $613 to $749 $727 to $889 $871 to $1,065 $1,060 to $1,296 $1,170 to $1,430

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bloomsburg, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 276
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $28,071 ±$3,247
Median Rent $729 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.62% ± 7.64pp
Total Population 14,631

Population and Household Demographics

Bloomsburg is a city in Columbia County, Pennsylvania with a population of 14,631. There are 4,820 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 63.49% of households in Bloomsburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bloomsburg

The median gross income for households in Bloomsburg is $28,071 a year, or $2,339 a month. The median rent for the city is $729 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bloomsburg, a household making less than $2,430 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Bloomsburg.

Area Median Income In Bloomsburg

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 Bloomsburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Columbia County.

In Bloomsburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,000

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 Bloomsburg

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 Bloomsburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bloomsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,550 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bloomsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $37,000 $40,000 $42,950 $45,900 $48,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bloomsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,450 $47,400 $53,300 $59,200 $63,950 $68,700 $73,450 $78,150