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Affordable Housing In Carlisle
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carlisle

For Public Senior Housing

2 West Penn St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Dawn Ridge Apartments

87 Dawn Ridge Loop
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

For Public Family Housing

60 West Penn Street
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

One West Penn

1 W Penn St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

Carlisle Family Apartments

2 W Penn St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Hanover Street Senior Apartments

11 S Hanover St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

13 E High St

13 E High St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

East Gate Apartments

35 Eastgate Dr
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Middlesex Apartments

371 Cornman Rd
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Stevens Affordable Housing

63 W Louther St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Carlisle

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 538 affordable apartments for rent in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Carlisle features 390 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 Carlisle, Pennsylvania

There are 148 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carlisle.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carlisle landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Carlisle.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $858 and $1,048.

2020 Carlisle, 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 $621 $760 $953 $1,216 $1,291
Payment Standard Range $559 to $683 $684 to $836 $858 to $1,048 $1,094 to $1,338 $1,162 to $1,420

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carlisle, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 538
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 390
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $47,672 ±$2,893
Median Rent $802 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.29% ± 6.11pp
Total Population 18,945

Population and Household Demographics

Carlisle is a city in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania with a population of 18,945. There are 7,467 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 52.71% of households in Carlisle are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carlisle

The median gross income for households in Carlisle is $47,672 a year, or $3,973 a month. The median rent for the city is $802 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carlisle, a household making less than $2,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Carlisle.

Area Median Income In Carlisle

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Carlisle, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cumberland County.

In Carlisle, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,000

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 Carlisle

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 Carlisle

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,850 $20,400 $22,950 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% of Median $47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800