Affordable Housing In Centre County

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Centre County

Governors Gate Apartments

415 Governors Park Road
Bellefonte, PA
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Pleasant Hills Apartments

155 N. Danielle Dr
Pleasant Gap, PA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pleasant Pointe Apartments

280 Greensboro Circle
State College, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Westminster Place South at Windy Hill Village

245 Dogwood Drive
Philipsburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Bellefonte Mews Apartments

207 South Allegheny Street
Bellefonte, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Spring Brae

101 Terra Sylvan Ln
Bellefonte, PA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Limerock Court Apartments

234 Limerock Terrace
State College, PA
2-3 BR

Phillipsburg Towers

300 N Front St
Philipsburg, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Atherton Place

1311 South Atherton Street
State College, PA
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Wyndtree Court Senior Apartments

200 Wyndtree Court
Bellefonte, PA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Centre County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Centre County, Pennsylvania

There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,391 affordable apartments for rent in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Centre County features 548 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 821 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Centre County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Centre County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 1,391
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 548
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $52,186 ±$1,466
Median Rent $900 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.06% ± 3.09pp
Total Population 157,823

Population and Household Demographics

Centre County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 157,823. There are 57,183 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 39.48% of households in Centre County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Centre County

The median gross income for households in Centre County is $52,186 a year, or $4,349 a month. The median rent for the county is $900 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Centre County, a household making less than $3,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Centre County.1

Area Median Income In Centre 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 Centre County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,000

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 Centre 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 Centre County HUD Rental Assistance in Centre County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,050 $21,800 $24,500 $27,200 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,750 $36,250 $40,800 $45,300 $48,950 $52,550 $56,200 $59,800
80% of Median $50,750 $58,000 $65,250 $72,500 $78,300 $84,100 $89,900 $95,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Centre County

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

From 1994 to 2011, 12 low income apartment communities containing 689 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Centre 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 Centre County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $31,750 $36,250 $40,800 $45,300 $48,950 $52,550 $56,200 $59,800
60% of Median $38,100 $43,500 $48,960 $54,360 $58,740 $63,060 $67,440 $71,760

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 Centre County is $48,960 a year, or $4,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,224 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% $794 $850 $1,020 $1,178 $1,314 $1,450
60% $953 $1,020 $1,224 $1,414 $1,577 $1,740
Fair Market Rents in Centre 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
$813 $837 $953 $1,312 $1,375

Cities In Centre County

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City Listings Served By
Philipsburg 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Philipsburg is the Centre County Housing Authority.
Bellefonte 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellefonte is the Centre County Housing Authority.
State College 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves State College is the Centre County Housing Authority.
Boalsburg 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boalsburg is the Centre County Housing Authority.
Pleasant Gap 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Gap is the Centre County Housing Authority.
Moon Township 2
Aaronsburg 0
Baileyville 0
Benner 0
Blanchard 0
Boggs 0
Burnside 0
Centre Hall 0
Clarence 0
Coburn 0
College 0
Curtin 0
Eagleville 0
Ferguson 0
Gregg 0
Haines 0
Halfmoon 0
Harris 0
Houserville 0
Howard 0
Howardship 0
Hublersburg 0
Huston 0
Jacksonville 0
Julian 0
Lemont 0
Liberty 0
Madisonburg 0
Marion 0
Miles 0
Milesburg 0
Millheim 0
Mingoville 0
Monument 0
Moshannon 0
Mount Eagle 0
Nittany 0
North Philipsburg 0
Orviston 0
Park Forest Village 0
Patton 0
Penn 0
Pine Glen 0
Pine Grove Mills 0
Port Matilda 0
Potter 0
Ramblewood 0
Rebersburg 0
Rush 0
Sandy Ridge 0
Snow Shoe 0
Snow Shoeship 0
Snydertown 0
South Philipsburg 0
Spring 0
Spring Mills 0
Stormstown 0
Taylor 0
Toftrees 0
Union 0
Unionville 0
Walker 0
Woodward 0
Worth 0
Zion 0