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Affordable Housing In Blossburg
Tioga County, Pennsylvania

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blossburg

Sherwood Manor

145A Taber St
Blossburg, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Blossburg

Housing Authority Programs
Bradford County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Tioga County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blossburg, Pennsylvania

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 120 affordable apartments for rent in Blossburg, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Blossburg, Pennsylvania

Blossburg features 120 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 Blossburg, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blossburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blossburg, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Blossburg landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Blossburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blossburg, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $707 and $865.

2021 Blossburg, 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
Blossburg, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $519 $607 $786 $1,023 $1,225
Blossburg, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $467 to $571 $546 to $668 $707 to $865 $921 to $1,125 $1,103 to $1,348

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blossburg, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 120
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 120
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $44,545 ±$6,748
Median Rent $567 ±$125
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.47% ± 12.01pp
Total Population 1,568

Population and Household Demographics

Blossburg is a city in Tioga County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,568. There are 626 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 33.07% of households in Blossburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blossburg

The median gross income for households in Blossburg is $44,545 a year, or $3,712 a month. The median rent for the city is $567 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blossburg, a household making less than $1,890 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Blossburg.

Area Median Income In Blossburg

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 Blossburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tioga County.

In Blossburg, 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 Blossburg

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 Blossburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Blossburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,700 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Blossburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Blossburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800