Affordable Housing In Carbon County

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carbon County

Lehighton Elderly

101 S 1st St
Lehighton, PA
Income Based
1 BR

Lansford Townhouses

100 Lansford Court
Lansford, PA
Income Based
2-3 BR

Lehigh Coal and Navigation

1 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA
1 BR

Palmer House

360 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, PA

Gypsy Hill

83 Mahoning Dr E
Lehighton, PA

St Ann Senior

30 E Bertsch St
Lansford, PA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Nesquehoning Elderly

121 W High St
Nesquehoning, PA

Scattered Sites

212 Bankway St
Lehighton, PA

Nesquehoning School Apartments

90 E Catawissa St
Nesquehoning, PA
HCV Welcome

Weatherly Housing

1500 Evergreen Ave
Weatherly, PA
HCV Welcome

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. Carbon County features 523 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 86 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carbon County.

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.1

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 $78,400

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 Carbon County 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 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% of Median $43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Carbon County

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

From 1997 to 2000, 3 low income apartment communities containing 86 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Carbon 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 Carbon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
60% of Median $32,940 $37,680 $42,360 $47,040 $50,820 $54,600 $58,380 $62,100

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 Carbon County is $42,360 a year, or $3,530 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,530 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,059 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% $686 $736 $883 $1,019 $1,138 $1,255
60% $824 $883 $1,059 $1,223 $1,365 $1,506
Fair Market Rents in Carbon 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
$694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390

Cities In Carbon County

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City Listings Served By
Weatherly 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weatherly is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Nesquehoning 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nesquehoning is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Summit Hill 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summit Hill is the Carbon County Housing Authority.
Albrightsville 0
Banks 0
Beaver Meadows 0
Bowmanstown 0
East Penn 0
East Side 0
Franklin 0
Holiday Pocono 0
Indian Mountain Lake 0
Jim Thorpe 1
Kidder 0
Lansford 3
Lausanne 0
Lehigh 0
Lehighton 3
Lower Towamensing 0
Mahoning 0
Packer 0
Palmerton 1
Parryville 0
Penn Forest 0
Towamensing 0
Towamensing Trails 0
Tresckow 0
Weissport 0
Weissport East 0