Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Butler County, PA

Discover affordable housing in Butler County where there are 80+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

LongCrest Apartments

924 W Walnut St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Isabella Estates

104 Columbus Way, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania 16056

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Brandy Spring Apartments

300 Park St, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

The Apartments at Mulberry Corners

301 W James Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Garden Court Apartments

520 E End Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Park Avenue Apartments

255 Park Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

The Apartments at College Avenue

213 College Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17512

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Bausman Place Apartments

146 Charles Rd, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

bed 1-3
payment $656-1367/mo.

Jeremiah Village

10 Jeremiah Dr, Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Mercer Manor

130 S Otter St, Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137

bed 1
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Lancaster Apartments

240 W Vine Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

payment Subsidized

Umbrella Works Apartments

250 West King Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

bed 1-2
payment $664-903/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Ruoff Tower Apartments

315 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

payment Subsidized

Plum Tree Apartments

530 N Plum Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

King Theatre Apartments

419 E King Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

bed 2
payment $755-775/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Duke Manor Apartments

716 Rockland Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

payment Subsidized

Birchwood at Concord

452 Parker Pl, Concord Township, Pennsylvania 19342

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Tabor Place Apartments

440 East Grant Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Maple Court Apartments

214 S High St, Zelienople, Pennsylvania 16063

Parker Heights

302 N Wayne Ave, Parker, Pennsylvania 16049

accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Butler County, Pennsylvania

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Ayat Elkarib

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Butler County, Pennsylvania
$21.99/hour
$14.74 (+203%) more than Pennsylvania minimum wage and $14.74 (+203%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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How many renters live in Butler County, Pennsylvania?

The County of Butler County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 20.98 percent of the population living in Butler County.

What is the rental market like in Butler County, Pennsylvania?

There are an estimated housing units in the Butler County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Butler County, Pennsylvania, there are 1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Butler County?

The rental vacancy rate in Butler County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Butler County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Butler County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
445 5,286 8,481 5,276 1,429
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Butler County

A large number of apartments in Butler County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Butler County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $917 to $1,605. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $917
One BR $965
Two BR $1,161
Three BR $1,474
Four BR $1,605
2024 Fair Market Rents in Butler County, Pennsylvania

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Butler County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 291 65 percent
One BR 3,191 60 percent
Two BR 4,875 57 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Butler County, Pennsylvania

How many affordable rental units are in Butler County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Butler County, Pennsylvania including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Butler County, Pennsylvania

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Butler County, Pennsylvania

Butler County features 2,310 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 Butler County, Pennsylvania

There are 1,619 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Butler County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Butler County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Butler County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Butler County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Butler County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,045 and $1,277.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.