Affordable Housing In Clinton County

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clinton County

Oak Grove

100 Short St
Lock Haven, PA
Income Based
1 BR

Meadows Edge

620 Girard St
Mill Hall, PA
Income Based
1-3 BR

Lock Haven Gardens

610 E Church St
Lock Haven, PA

Kephart Plaza

360 E Park St
Lock Haven, PA

Lock Haven Court

250 3rd Ave
Lock Haven, PA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Church St Commons

12 E Church St
Lock Haven, PA

Merreyvale Apartments

36 Merryvale Ln
Beech Creek, PA

Summit Hollow Apartments

15 E Summit St
Avis, PA

Opera House Senior Apartments

207 E Main St
Lock Haven, PA
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Phfa Mf - Lock Haven Commons

316 Grant St
Lock Haven, PA
HCV Welcome

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,021 affordable apartments for rent in Clinton County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 899 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Clinton County, HUD housing programs support 291 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 122 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Clinton County

Housing Authority Programs
Clinton County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clinton County, Pennsylvania

Clinton County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,021
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 899
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Total Population 39,614
Housing Units 14,796
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $45,078 ±$1,980
Median Rent $661 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.12% ± 5.43pp

Population and Household Demographics

Clinton County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 39,614. There are 14,796 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 28.7% of households in Clinton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clinton County

The median gross income for households in Clinton County is $45,078 a year, or $3,757 a month. The median rent for the county is $661 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clinton County, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Clinton County.1

Area Median Income In Clinton 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 Clinton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,800

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 Clinton 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 Clinton County HUD Rental Assistance in Clinton 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 Clinton County

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

From 1997 to 2010, 2 low income apartment communities containing 44 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Clinton 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 Clinton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
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 Clinton 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 Clinton 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
$534 $559 $740 $964 $1,281

Cities In Clinton County

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City Listings Served By
Beech Creek 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beech Creek is the Clinton County Housing Authority.
Avis 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avis is the Clinton County Housing Authority.
Mill Hall 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mill Hall is the Clinton County Housing Authority.
Rossville 0
Allison 0
Bald Eagle 0
Beech Creekship 0
Castaneaship 0
Castanea 0
Chapman 0
Colebrook 0
Crawford 0
Dunnstable 0
Dunnstown 0
East Keating 0
Flemington 0
Gallagher 0
Greene 0
Grugan 0
Lamar 0
Lamarship 0
Leidy 0
Lock Haven 12
Logan 0
Loganton 0
McElhattan 0
Noyes 0
Pine Creek 0
Porter 0
Rauchtown 0
Renovo 1
Rote 0
South Renovo 0
Wayne 0
West Keating 0
Woodward 0