; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Carbon County, PA

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1 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Lansford Townhouses

100 Lansford Court
Lansford, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Lehighton Elderly

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

Palmer House

360 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Nesquehoning Elderly

121 W High St
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania

Nesquehoning School Apartments

90 E Catawissa St
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

St Ann Senior

30 E Bertsch St
Lansford, Pennsylvania
S. 202

Gypsy Hill

83 Mahoning Dr E
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Lansford Mid - Rise

430 E Bertsch St
Lansford, Pennsylvania
Public Housing

Weatherly Housing

1500 Evergreen Ave
Weatherly, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

Summit Hill School Apartments

128 W Hazard St
Summit Hill, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

Scattered Sites

212 Bankway St
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Public Housing
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There are 86 low-income apartments in Carbon County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 551 low-income homes in Carbon County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $323 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on June 20th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Carbon County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Carbon County.

Carbon County, Pennsylvania Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Carbon County features 551 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 $1,256 and $1,536.

2023 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
Carbon County, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $967 $1,102 $1,396 $1,789 $1,875
Carbon County, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $870 to $1,064 $992 to $1,212 $1,256 to $1,536 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,688 to $2,063

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Carbon County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 637
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 551
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 $97,600

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carbon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carbon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $47,950 $51,800 $55,650 $59,500 $63,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carbon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,700 $61,400 $69,050 $76,700 $82,850 $89,000 $95,150 $101,250