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Affordable Housing In Breinigsville
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Breinigsville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

Breinigsville features 0 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 Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.

2020 Breinigsville, 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 $694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $724 to $884 $923 to $1,129 $1,194 to $1,460 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Breinigsville, 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 10.22%
Average Renter Household Size 1.63
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $86,084 ±$9,446
Median Rent $787 ±$507
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 18.38% ± 30.38pp
Total Population 5,018

Population and Household Demographics

Breinigsville is a city in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania with a population of 5,018. There are 1,810 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 10.22% of households in Breinigsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Breinigsville

The median gross income for households in Breinigsville is $86,084 a year, or $7,174 a month. The median rent for the city is $787 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Breinigsville, a household making less than $2,623 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 18.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Breinigsville.

Area Median Income In Breinigsville

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 Breinigsville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lehigh County.

In Breinigsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 Breinigsville

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 Breinigsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600