Affordable Housing In Cambria County
Pennsylvania

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cambria County

Loughner Plaza

51 Akers St
Johnstown, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
62+

Connor Towers

527 Vine St
Johnstown, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
62+

Townhouse Towers

420 Vine St
Johnstown, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
62+

Patton Terrace Commons

673 Murray Ave
Patton, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Roxbury Place

1308 Franklin St
Johnstown, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Minimum Income Requirement

Solomon Homes

1201 Solomon St
Johnstown, PA
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Prospect Homes

341 Gray Ave
Johnstown, PA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Oakhurst Homes

599 Brush Ave
Johnstown, PA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Nanty Glo Homes

68 Fulton Dr
Nanty Glo, PA
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Family & Senior

Patton Meadows Commons

109 Kinkead Ave
Patton, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Cambria County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cambria County, Pennsylvania

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,697 affordable apartments for rent in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Cambria County features 2,357 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 340 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cambria County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cambria County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 2,697
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,357
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $42,107 ±$941
Median Rent $566 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.66% ± 2.67pp
Total Population 139,381

Population and Household Demographics

Cambria County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 139,381. There are 57,465 households in the county with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 26.15% of households in Cambria County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cambria County

The median gross income for households in Cambria County is $42,107 a year, or $3,509 a month. The median rent for the county is $566 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cambria County, a household making less than $1,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Cambria County.1

Area Median Income In Cambria 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 Cambria County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,800

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 Cambria 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 Cambria County HUD Rental Assistance in Cambria County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,450 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,150
50% of Median $22,350 $25,550 $28,750 $31,900 $34,500 $37,050 $39,600 $42,150
80% of Median $35,750 $40,850 $45,950 $51,050 $55,150 $59,250 $63,350 $67,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cambria County

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

From 1991 to 2007, 7 low income apartment communities containing 251 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cambria 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 Cambria County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,350 $25,550 $28,750 $31,900 $34,500 $37,050 $39,600 $42,150
60% of Median $26,820 $30,660 $34,500 $38,280 $41,400 $44,460 $47,520 $50,580

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 Cambria County is $34,500 a year, or $2,875 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,875 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $863 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% $559 $599 $719 $830 $926 $1,022
60% $671 $719 $863 $996 $1,112 $1,226
Fair Market Rents in Cambria 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
$478 $573 $714 $917 $1,015

Cities In Cambria County

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City Listings Served By
Patton 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Patton is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Cresson 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cresson is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Gallitzin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gallitzin is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Salix 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salix is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Northern Cambria 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northern Cambria is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Colver 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colver is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Susquehanna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Susquehanna is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Portage 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portage is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Ebensburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ebensburg is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Stonycreek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stonycreek is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Johnstown 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnstown is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Adams 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Adams is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Ashville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashville is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Barr 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barr is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Beaverdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaverdale is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Belmont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belmont is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Blacklick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blacklick is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Blandburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blandburg is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Brownstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownstown is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Cambria 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambria is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Carrolltown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carrolltown is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Cassandra 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cassandra is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Chest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chest is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Chest Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chest Springs is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Clearfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clearfield is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Conemaugh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conemaugh is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Cressonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cressonship is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Croyle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Croyle is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Daisytown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Daisytown is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Dale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dale is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Dean 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dean is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Dunlo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunlo is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
East Carroll 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Carroll is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
East Conemaugh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Conemaugh is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
East Taylor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Taylor is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Ehrenfeld 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ehrenfeld is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Elder 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elder is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Elim 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elim is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Ferndale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ferndale is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Franklin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Gallitzinship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gallitzinship is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Geistown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Geistown is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Hastings 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hastings is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Jackson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Lilly 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lilly is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Lorain 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lorain is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Loretto 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loretto is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Lower Yoder 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Yoder is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Middle Taylor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middle Taylor is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Mundys Corner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mundys Corner is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Munster 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Munster is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Nanty Glo 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nanty Glo is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Oakland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Portageship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portageship is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Reade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reade is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Revloc 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Revloc is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Richland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richland is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Riverside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverside is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
St. Michael 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Michael is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Sankertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sankertown is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Scalp Level 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scalp Level is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Sidman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sidman is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
South Fork 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Fork is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Southmont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southmont is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Spring Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Hill is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Stonycreekship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stonycreekship is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Summerhill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summerhill is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Summerhillship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summerhillship is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Susquehannaship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Susquehannaship is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University of Pittsburgh Johnstown is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Upper Yoder 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Yoder is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Vinco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vinco is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Vintondale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vintondale is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
West Carroll 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Carroll is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Westmont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westmont is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
West Taylor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Taylor is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
White 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Wilmore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmore is the Johnstown Housing Authority.
Nanty-Glo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nanty-Glo is the Johnstown Housing Authority.