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

Discover affordable housing in Charleroi where there are 3+ 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.

Fifth Street Place

207 5th St, Charleroi, Pennsylvania 15022

Crest Avenue Apartments

500 Crest Ave, Charleroi, Pennsylvania 15022

Char House

251 9th St, Charleroi, Pennsylvania 15022

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Charleroi, Pennsylvania
$14.74 (+203%) more than Pennsylvania minimum wage and $14.74 (+203%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Charleroi, 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 programs for Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

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

How many renters live in Charleroi, Pennsylvania?

The City of Charleroi has 4,222 people living in 1,668 households.

There are 1,865 renters living in 825 renter households in this City. Renters make up 44.17 percent of the population living in Charleroi.

What is the rental market like in Charleroi, Pennsylvania?

There are an estimated 2,410 housing units in the Charleroi area. Of these, 888 units are rental homes, making up 37 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Charleroi?

The rental vacancy rate in Charleroi is 3 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 Charleroi for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Charleroi
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 381 237 175 18
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Charleroi

A large number of apartments in Charleroi 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 Charleroi are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 32 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 16 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 Charleroi

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $917 to $1,605. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $917
One BR $965
Two BR $1,161
Three BR $1,474
Four BR $1,605
2024 Fair Market Rents in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

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

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
One BR 350 92 percent
Two BR 189 80 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

How many affordable rental units are in Charleroi?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 54
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 104
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

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

Income Based Apartments in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

Charleroi features 104 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 Charleroi, Pennsylvania

There are 54 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Charleroi.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Charleroi landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Charleroi.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Charleroi, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,045 and $1,277.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.