Affordable Housing In Bucks County
Pennsylvania

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bucks County

Charter Arms Apartments

1 Potter St
Warminster, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Venice Ashby II

1601 Foster Avenue Cir
Bristol, PA
Income Based
1-5 BR

Venice Ashby I

5401 Beaver Dam Rd
Bristol, PA
Income Based
2-5 BR
Subsidized

Cornwells Heights Elderly Housing

1100 Gravel Pike
Bensalem, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Grundy Gardens I & II

430 S Olds Blvd
Fairless Hills, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Monocacy Tower

645 Main St
Bensalem, PA

Bensalem Presbyterian Apartments

1900 Byberry Rd
Bensalem, PA
HCV Welcome

Co - Mans Supported Housing

2222 Durham Rd
Langhorne, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ken - Crest Pa 2001

105 Bridle Path Ln
Langhorne, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Penn Gardens

612 S Main St
Sellersville, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Bucks County

Housing Authority Programs
Bucks County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,496 affordable apartments for rent in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Bucks County features 2,158 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 338 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bucks County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bucks County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,496
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,158
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $77,568 ±$1,072
Median Rent $1,137 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.94% ± 1.44pp
Total Population 626,583

Population and Household Demographics

Bucks County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 626,583. There are 233,066 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 23.58% of households in Bucks County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bucks County

The median gross income for households in Bucks County is $77,568 a year, or $6,464 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,137 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bucks County, a household making less than $3,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Bucks County.1

Area Median Income In Bucks County

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.

In Bucks County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Bucks County

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 Bucks County HUD Rental Assistance in Bucks County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
80% of Median $50,500 $57,700 $64,900 $72,100 $77,900 $83,650 $89,450 $95,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bucks County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2011, 14 low income apartment communities containing 338 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bucks County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bucks County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
60% of Median $37,860 $43,260 $48,660 $54,060 $58,440 $62,760 $67,080 $71,400

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bucks County is $48,660 a year, or $4,055 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,055 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,217 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $789 $845 $1,014 $1,172 $1,308 $1,443
60% $947 $1,014 $1,217 $1,406 $1,569 $1,731
Fair Market Rents in Bucks County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754

Cities In Bucks County

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City Listings Served By
Quakertown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quakertown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Sellersville 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sellersville is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Warminster 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warminster is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Bensalem 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bensalem is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Telford 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Telford is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Bensalem Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bensalem Township is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Northampton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northampton is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Doylestown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doylestown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Fairless Hills 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairless Hills is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Bristol 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Feasterville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Feasterville is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
New Hope 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hope is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Perkasie 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perkasie is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Doylestown Borough 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doylestown Borough is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Bedminster 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bedminster is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Bensalemship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bensalemship is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Bridgeton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeton is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Bristolship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristolship is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Brittany Farms The Highlands 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brittany Farms The Highlands is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Buckingham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buckingham is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Chalfont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chalfont is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Churchville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Churchville is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Cornwells Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornwells Heights is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Croydon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Croydon is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Doylestownship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doylestownship is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Dublin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dublin is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Durham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durham is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
East Rockhill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Rockhill is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Eddington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eddington is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Falls is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Haycock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haycock is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Hilltown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilltown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Hulmeville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hulmeville is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Ivyland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ivyland is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Langhorne 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Langhorne is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Langhorne Manor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Langhorne Manor is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Levittown 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Levittown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Lower Makefield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Makefield is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Lower Southampton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Southampton is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Middletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Milford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Milford Square 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford Square is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Morrisville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morrisville is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
New Britain 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Britain is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
New Britainship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Britainship is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Newtown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newtown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Newtownship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newtownship is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Newtown Grant 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newtown Grant is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Nockamixon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nockamixon is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Northamptonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northamptonship is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Penndel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penndel is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Plumstead 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plumstead is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Plumsteadville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plumsteadville is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Richboro 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richboro is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Richland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richland is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Richlandtown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richlandtown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Riegelsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riegelsville is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Silverdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silverdale is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Solebury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solebury is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Spinnerstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spinnerstown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Springfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Tinicum 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tinicum is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Trevose 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trevose is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Trumbauersville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trumbauersville is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Tullytown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tullytown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Upper Makefield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Makefield is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Upper Southampton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Southampton is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Village Shires 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Village Shires is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Warminstership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warminstership is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Warminster Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warminster Heights is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Warrington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrington is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Warwick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warwick is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
West Rockhill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Rockhill is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Woodbourne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodbourne is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Woodside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodside is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Wrightstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wrightstown is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Yardley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yardley is the Bucks County Housing Authority.
Brittany Farms-The Highlands 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brittany Farms-The Highlands is the Bucks County Housing Authority.