Affordable Housing In Clarion County
Pennsylvania

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clarion County

Penn Court Apartments

144 Penn Ave
Clarion, PA
Income Based
1-2 BR

Hillside Apartments

1500 Robinwood Dr
Clarion, PA
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Knox Commons

70 Knox Commons Dr
Knox, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Medardo Estates

Atchison Way
Rimersburg, PA
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Edenburg Court

700 White Ave
Knox, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

South Bethlehem House

200 Hamilton St
New Bethlehem, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Bridgeview Apartments

513 Main St
Emlenton, PA
$553-743
1 BR
Subsidized

Cherry Run Estates

536 Chestnut St
Rimersburg, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Broadwood Manor

400 Broad St
New Bethlehem, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Liberty Hill Apartments

107 Liberty St
Clarion, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 15 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 932 affordable apartments for rent in Clarion County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 844 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Clarion County, HUD housing programs support 145 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 88 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Clarion County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clarion County, Pennsylvania

Clarion County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 932
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 844
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Total Population 39,454
Housing Units 15,830
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $42,536 ±$1,453
Median Rent $608 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.16% ± 4.81pp

Population and Household Demographics

Clarion County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 39,454. There are 15,830 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 30.75% of households in Clarion County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clarion County

The median gross income for households in Clarion County is $42,536 a year, or $3,545 a month. The median rent for the county is $608 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clarion County, a household making less than $2,027 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Clarion County.1

Area Median Income In Clarion 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 Clarion County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,200

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 Clarion 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 Clarion County HUD Rental Assistance in Clarion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,750
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% of Median $35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Clarion County

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

From 1989 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 223 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Clarion 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 Clarion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $26,580 $30,360 $34,140 $37,920 $40,980 $44,040 $47,040 $50,100

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 Clarion County is $34,140 a year, or $2,845 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,845 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $854 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% $554 $593 $711 $822 $918 $1,012
60% $665 $712 $854 $986 $1,101 $1,214
Fair Market Rents in Clarion 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$589 $590 $692 $867 $935

Cities In Clarion County

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City Listings Served By
New Bethlehem 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Bethlehem is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Ashland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Clarion 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarion is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
East Brady 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Brady is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Emlenton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emlenton is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Rimersburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rimersburg is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Ashlandship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashlandship is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Beaver 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaver is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Brady 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brady is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Callensburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Callensburg is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Clarionship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarionship is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Crown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crown is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Elk 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Farmington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Foxburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foxburg is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Hawthorn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hawthorn is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Highland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Knox 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Knox is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Knoxship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Knoxship is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Leeper 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leeper is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Licking 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Licking is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Limestone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limestone is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Madison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Marianne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marianne is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Millcreek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millcreek is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Monroe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroe is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Paint 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paint is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Perry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Piney 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Piney is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Porter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Porter is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Redbank 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redbank is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Richland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richland is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
St. Petersburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Petersburg is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Salem 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Shippenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shippenville is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Sligo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sligo is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Strattanville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strattanville is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Toby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Toby is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Tylersburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tylersburg is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Vowinckel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vowinckel is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Clarion County Housing Authority.