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Affordable Housing In Chester County
Pennsylvania

58 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chester County

Park Spring Apartments

1800 Park Springs Blvd
Spring City, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Cedar Woods Apartments

700 Cedar Woods Cir
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
$535-725
1-3 BR

Vincent Heights

333 Vincent Heights Cir
Spring City, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

The Whitehall Apartments

3795 Schuylkill Road
Spring City, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Veterans Welcome

Steeltown Village

730 Wheatland Street
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

The Willows at Elmwood Gardens

100 Harlan Dr
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Accessible

Coatesville Towers

339 E Lincoln Hwy
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Roymar Hall Apartments

1128 E Lincoln Hwy
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Tel Hai Apartments

1200 Tel Hai Cir
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
62+

St James Place Apartments

350 E Pennsylvania Ave
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Chester County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Chester Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chester County, Pennsylvania

There are 58 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,705 affordable apartments for rent in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Chester County features 1,608 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 Chester County, Pennsylvania

There are 1,097 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chester County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chester County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chester County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Chester County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chester County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,103 and $1,349.

2020 Chester 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
Fair Market Rent $864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $912 to $1,114 $1,103 to $1,349 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,579 to $1,929

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chester County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 58
Total Low Income Apartments 2,705
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,608
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $85,976 ±$1,256
Median Rent $1,197 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.89% ± 1.83pp
Total Population 509,797

Population and Household Demographics

Chester County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 509,797. There are 186,057 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 24.86% of households in Chester County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chester County

The median gross income for households in Chester County is $85,976 a year, or $7,165 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,197 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chester County, a household making less than $3,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Chester County.

Area Median Income In Chester 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 Chester County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,600

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 Chester 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 Chester County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
80% of Median $54,150 $61,850 $69,600 $77,300 $83,500 $89,700 $95,900 $102,050

Cities In Chester County

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City Served By
Atglen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atglen is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Avondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avondale is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Berwyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berwyn is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Birmingham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Birmingham is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Caln The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caln is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Calnship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calnship is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Charlestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charlestown is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Chesterbrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesterbrook is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Cheyney University The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cheyney University is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Coatesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coatesville is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Cochranville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cochranville is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Devon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Devon is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Downingtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Downingtown is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Eagleview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagleview is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Bradford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Bradford is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Brandywine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Brandywine is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Caln The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Caln is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Coventry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Coventry is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Fallowfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Fallowfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Goshen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Goshen is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Marlborough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Marlborough is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Nantmeal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Nantmeal is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Nottingham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Nottingham is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Pikeland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Pikeland is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Vincent The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Vincent is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
East Whiteland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Whiteland is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Easttown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Easttown is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Elk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Elverson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elverson is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Exton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exton is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Highland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Honey Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honey Brook is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Honey Brookship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Honey Brookship is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Kenilworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenilworth is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Kennett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennett is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Kennett Square The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennett Square is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Lincoln University The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln University is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Lionville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lionville is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
London Britain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves London Britain is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
London Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves London Grove is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Londonderry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Londonderry is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Lower Oxford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Oxford is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Lower Oxfordship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Oxfordship is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Malvern The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malvern is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Modena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Modena is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
New Garden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Garden is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
New London The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New London is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Newlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newlin is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
North Coventry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Coventry is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Paoli The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paoli is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Parkesburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parkesburg is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Penn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Pennsbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pennsbury is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Phoenixville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Phoenixville is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Pocopson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pocopson is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Pomeroy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pomeroy is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Sadsbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sadsbury is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Schuylkill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schuylkill is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
South Coatesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Coatesville is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
South Coventry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Coventry is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
South Pottstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Pottstown is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Spring City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring City is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Thornbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornbury is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Thorndale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thorndale is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Toughkenamon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Toughkenamon is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Tredyffrin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tredyffrin is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Upper Oxford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Oxford is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Upper Uwchlan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Uwchlan is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Uwchlan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Uwchlan is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Wallace The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallace is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Warwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warwick is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Bradford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Bradford is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Brandywine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Brandywine is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Caln The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Caln is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Chester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Chester is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Fallowfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Fallowfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Goshen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Goshen is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Grove is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Marlborough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Marlborough is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Nantmeal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Nantmeal is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Nottingham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Nottingham is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Pikeland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pikeland is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Sadsbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Sadsbury is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Vincent The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Vincent is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
West Whiteland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Whiteland is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Westtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westtown is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Westwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westwood is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.
Willistown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willistown is the Housing Authority of the County of Chester.