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Affordable Housing In Columbia
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbia

Columbia Wagon Werks Apartments

920 Plane Street
Columbia, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Oswego Village

2160 Oak Hollow Dr
Columbia, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Saint Peter Apartments

400 Union Street
Columbia, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Trinity House Apartments

400 Mill Street
Columbia, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Columbia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbia, Pennsylvania

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 464 affordable apartments for rent in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Columbia, Pennsylvania

Columbia features 464 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 Columbia, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbia, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbia, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $704 and $860.

2021 Columbia, 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 $597 $626 $782 $1,051 $1,163
Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $563 to $689 $704 to $860 $946 to $1,156 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Columbia, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 464
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 464
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Columbia is a city in Bradford 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 Columbia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbia

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

Area Median Income In Columbia

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 Columbia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bradford County.

In Columbia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,100

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 Columbia

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 Columbia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,500 $26,850 $30,200 $33,550 $36,250 $38,950 $41,650 $44,300
80% of Median $37,600 $43,000 $48,350 $53,700 $58,000 $62,300 $66,600 $70,900