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Affordable Housing In Brackenridge
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brackenridge

Brackenridge Hall

887 First Avenue
Brackenridge, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Brackenridge Hall

887 1st Ave
Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

Park Apartments

869 1st Ave
Brackenridge, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Brackenridge

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 318 affordable apartments for rent in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

Brackenridge features 255 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 Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brackenridge landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brackenridge.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $846 and $1,034.

2021 Brackenridge, 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
Fair Market Rent $714 $772 $940 $1,206 $1,321
Payment Standard Range $643 to $785 $695 to $849 $846 to $1,034 $1,085 to $1,327 $1,189 to $1,453

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brackenridge, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 318
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 255
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.89%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $42,560 ±$4,995
Median Rent $671 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38% ± 15.01pp
Total Population 3,244

Population and Household Demographics

Brackenridge is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,244. There are 1,434 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 36.89% of households in Brackenridge are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brackenridge

The median gross income for households in Brackenridge is $42,560 a year, or $3,547 a month. The median rent for the city is $671 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brackenridge, a household making less than $2,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38% of households who rent are overburdened in Brackenridge.

Area Median Income In Brackenridge

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 Brackenridge, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegheny County.

In Brackenridge, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,000

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 Brackenridge

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 Brackenridge

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800
80% of Median $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650