Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Chambersburg, PA

Discover affordable housing in Chambersburg where there are 26+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Cottage Green

740 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Washington Square Apartments

78 W Washington St, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 2

Villas at Orchard Run

101 MacIntosh Way, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 1-2
accessibility Accessible

Hamilton Park

100 Park Cir, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17202

bed 1-3

Sunset Terrace Townhouses

100 Valley Pine Ct, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17202

United Towers

200 N Main St, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

Barclay Village

604 Heintzelman Ave, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

Molly Pitcher Landing

2691 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 1-3

Orchard Run Apartments

101 MacIntosh Way, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 2-3
payment $615/mo.

Luther Ridge Manor

3001 Luther Dr, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17202

Tower at Falling Spring

200 North Main Street, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 1-2
payment $347/mo.

632 S 2nd St

632 S 2nd St, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 3
payment $1325/mo.

622 Lincoln Way E Unit 622 4

622 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 1
payment $800/mo.

448 Guilford Ave

448 Guilford Ave, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 2
payment $1100/mo.

366 Philadelphia Ave Unit 366 B

366 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 2
payment $950/mo.

148 E Queen St Unit c148

148 E Queen St, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 2
payment $850/mo.

1606 Philadelphia Ave Unit 1606 Philadelphia

1606 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 4
payment $1600/mo.

148 E Queen St Unit Apt. 3

148 E Queen St, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 2
payment $800/mo.

81 S Franklin St Unit 81B-Frank

81 S Franklin St, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

bed 1
payment $675/mo.

Greene Meadow I

100 Green Meadow Ln, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
$21.78/hour
$14.53 (+200%) more than Pennsylvania minimum wage and $14.53 (+200%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Chambersburg, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Chambersburg.

How many renters live in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania?

The City of Chambersburg has 21,917 people living in 9,815 households.

There are 11,294 renters living in 5,669 renter households in this City. Renters make up 51.53 percent of the population living in Chambersburg.

What is the rental market like in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania?

There are an estimated 10,265 housing units in the Chambersburg area. Of these, 5,771 units are rental homes, making up 56 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Chambersburg?

The rental vacancy rate in Chambersburg is 1 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Chambersburg for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chambersburg
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
138 954 2,295 2,038 225
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chambersburg

A large number of apartments in Chambersburg have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Chambersburg are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 41 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Chambersburg

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $914 to $1,719. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $914
One BR $920
Two BR $1,150
Three BR $1,529
Four BR $1,719
2024 Fair Market Rents in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Chambersburg?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 100 72 percent
One BR 717 75 percent
Two BR 1,384 60 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

How many affordable rental units are in Chambersburg?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 487
Public Housing 246
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 187
Section 236 Rental Assistance 17
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 1
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 80
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Chambersburg features 631 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 Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

There are 249 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chambersburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,035 and $1,265.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.