Affordable Housing In Brownsville
Fayette County, Pennsylvania

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brownsville

Iron Bridge Crossings

5 Market Street
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Hunters Ridge and Simpson Manor

800 Hunters Ridge
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
1 BR

Brownsville House

310 Cadwallader St
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Brownsville Apartments

100 High St
Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Oaks ( the )

200 Woodland Ct
Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Hm 00 - 02 Center in the Woods - Housing

130 California Rd
Brownsville, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Brownsville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brownsville, Pennsylvania

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 285 affordable apartments for rent in Brownsville, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Brownsville features 205 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 Brownsville, Pennsylvania

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brownsville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brownsville, Pennsylvania

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

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

2021 Brownsville, 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
Brownsville, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $714 $772 $940 $1,206 $1,321
Brownsville, Pennsylvania 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.

Brownsville, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 285
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 205
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.62%
Average Renter Household Size 1.76
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $25,819 ±$2,815
Median Rent $426 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.03% ± 9.31pp
Total Population 2,407

Population and Household Demographics

Brownsville is a city in Fayette County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,407. There are 1,046 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 49.62% of households in Brownsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brownsville

The median gross income for households in Brownsville is $25,819 a year, or $2,152 a month. The median rent for the city is $426 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brownsville, a household making less than $1,420 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Brownsville.

Area Median Income In Brownsville

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 Brownsville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fayette County.

In Brownsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,800

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 Brownsville

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 Brownsville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brownsville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $22,950 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brownsville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,700 $33,950 $38,200 $42,400 $45,800 $49,200 $52,600 $56,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brownsville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,500 $54,300 $61,100 $67,850 $73,300 $78,750 $84,150 $89,600