Affordable Housing In Clearfield
Butler County, Pennsylvania

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clearfield

Leonard Court Apartments

1350 Leonard St
Clearfield, PA
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Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Dimeling Senior Residence

4 N 2nd St
Clearfield, PA
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Clearfield Family Development

222 Leavy Ave
Clearfield, PA
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 225 affordable apartments for rent in Clearfield. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 192 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Clearfield, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 33 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Clearfield, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 225
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 192
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Total Population 0
Housing Units 0
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0

Population and Household Demographics

Clearfield is a City in Butler County, Pennsylvania with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Clearfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clearfield

The median gross income for households in Clearfield is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Clearfield

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 Clearfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Butler County.

In Clearfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,900

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 Clearfield

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 Clearfield HUD Rental Assistance in Clearfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350 $49,550 $52,750
80% of Median $44,750 $51,150 $57,550 $63,900 $69,050 $74,150 $79,250 $84,350

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 Clearfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350 $49,550 $52,750
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $47,940 $51,780 $55,620 $59,460 $63,300

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 Clearfield is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,039 $1,159 $1,279
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,247 $1,391 $1,535
Fair Market Rents in Clearfield

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
$647 $725 $896 $1,137 $1,248