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Affordable Housing In Cameron County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cameron County

Lodge Run

816 Gillespie Ave
Portage, Pennsylvania

Emporium Arms

324 W 4th St
Emporium, Pennsylvania

Maple Street Apartments

40 W 5th St
Emporium, Pennsylvania
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Cameron County, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 138 affordable apartments for rent in Cameron County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Cameron County, Pennsylvania

Cameron County features 106 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 Cameron County, Pennsylvania

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cameron County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cameron County, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cameron County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $652 and $796.

2021 Cameron County, 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 $537 $549 $724 $901 $982
Payment Standard Range $483 to $591 $494 to $604 $652 to $796 $811 to $991 $884 to $1,080

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cameron County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 138
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 106
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.72%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $39,897 ±$2,691
Median Rent $576 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.14% ± 7.87pp
Total Population 4,869

Population and Household Demographics

Cameron County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 4,869. There are 2,170 households in the county with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 29.72% of households in Cameron County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cameron County

The median gross income for households in Cameron County is $39,897 a year, or $3,325 a month. The median rent for the county is $576 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cameron County, a household making less than $1,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Cameron County.

Area Median Income In Cameron 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 Cameron County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,600

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 Cameron 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Cameron County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550

Cities In Cameron County

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