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Affordable Housing In Clymer
Indiana County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clymer

Clymer House

525 Sherman St
Clymer, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Clymer Park

100 Hillside Dr
Clymer, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Clymer

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clymer, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 84 affordable apartments for rent in Clymer, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Clymer, Pennsylvania

Clymer features 84 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 Clymer, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clymer, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clymer landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Clymer.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clymer, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2020 Clymer, 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 $575 $631 $772 $962 $1,046
Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $568 to $694 $695 to $849 $866 to $1,058 $941 to $1,151

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clymer, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 84
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $34,100 ±$4,003
Median Rent $546 ±$103
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.21% ± 13.35pp
Total Population 1,237

Population and Household Demographics

Clymer is a city in Indiana County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,237. There are 526 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 36.88% of households in Clymer are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clymer

The median gross income for households in Clymer is $34,100 a year, or $2,842 a month. The median rent for the city is $546 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clymer, a household making less than $1,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Clymer.

Area Median Income In Clymer

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 Clymer, the AMI is calculated from all households within Indiana County.

In Clymer, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,500

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 Clymer

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 Clymer

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550