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Affordable Housing In Chewton
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Chewton

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chewton, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Chewton, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Chewton, Pennsylvania

Chewton features 0 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 Chewton, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chewton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chewton, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chewton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Chewton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chewton, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $687 and $839.

2020 Chewton, 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 $497 $580 $763 $951 $1,092
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $522 to $638 $687 to $839 $856 to $1,046 $983 to $1,201

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chewton, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.84%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $52,981 ±$8,955
Median Rent $592 ±$424
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 12.82% ± 47.07pp
Total Population 444

Population and Household Demographics

Chewton is a city in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania with a population of 444. There are 207 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 18.84% of households in Chewton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chewton

The median gross income for households in Chewton is $52,981 a year, or $4,415 a month. The median rent for the city is $592 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chewton, a household making less than $1,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 12.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Chewton.

Area Median Income In Chewton

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 Chewton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lawrence County.

In Chewton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 Chewton

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 Chewton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100