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Affordable Housing In Carbon County
Pennsylvania

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carbon County

Lehighton Elderly

101 S 1st St
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Lansford Townhouses

100 Lansford Court
Lansford, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Lehigh Coal and Navigation

1 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+

Palmer House

360 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Gypsy Hill

83 Mahoning Dr E
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

St Ann Senior

30 E Bertsch St
Lansford, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Nesquehoning Elderly

121 W High St
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Scattered Sites

212 Bankway St
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Nesquehoning School Apartments

90 E Catawissa St
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Weatherly Housing

1500 Evergreen Ave
Weatherly, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Carbon County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 609 affordable apartments for rent in Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Carbon County features 523 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 Carbon County, Pennsylvania

There are 86 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carbon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carbon County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.

2020 Carbon 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 $694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $724 to $884 $923 to $1,129 $1,194 to $1,460 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Carbon County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 609
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 523
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $49,973 ±$1,462
Median Rent $773 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.49% ± 4.87pp
Total Population 64,634

Population and Household Demographics

Carbon County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 64,634. There are 25,751 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 21.72% of households in Carbon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carbon County

The median gross income for households in Carbon County is $49,973 a year, or $4,164 a month. The median rent for the county is $773 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carbon County, a household making less than $2,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Carbon County.

Area Median Income In Carbon 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 Carbon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 Carbon 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 Carbon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600

Cities In Carbon County

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City Served By
Albrightsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albrightsville is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Banks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Banks is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Beaver Meadows The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaver Meadows is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Bowmanstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowmanstown is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
East Penn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Penn is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
East Side The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Side is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Holiday Pocono The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holiday Pocono is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Indian Mountain Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Mountain Lake is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Jim Thorpe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jim Thorpe is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Kidder The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kidder is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Lansford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lansford is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Lausanne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lausanne is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Lehigh The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lehigh is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Lehighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lehighton is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Lower Towamensing The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Towamensing is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Mahoning The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mahoning is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Nesquehoning The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nesquehoning is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Packer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Packer is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Palmerton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmerton is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Parryville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parryville is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Penn Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn Forest is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Summit Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summit Hill is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Towamensing The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Towamensing is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Towamensing Trails The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Towamensing Trails is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Tresckow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tresckow is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Weatherly The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weatherly is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Weissport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weissport is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Weissport East The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weissport East is the Carbon County Housing Authority.