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Bloom Mills Apartments

700 Sawmill Road
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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1-2 BR

Riverview Point

131 Main St
Catawissa, Pennsylvania
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Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillside Village

308 Hillside Village
Catawissa, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Twin Spruce Apartments

137-151 S. Williamson Rd.
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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1-2 BR

Town Park Village

107 N Vine St
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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3-4 BR
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There are 374 low-income apartments in Columbia County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 314 low-income homes in Columbia County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $313 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on June 1st, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Columbia County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Columbia County.

Columbia County, Pennsylvania Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Columbia County features 314 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 County, Pennsylvania

There are 374 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Columbia County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Columbia County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Columbia County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbia County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $871 and $1,065.

2023 Columbia County, 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
Columbia County, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $681 $808 $968 $1,178 $1,300
Columbia County, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $613 to $749 $727 to $889 $871 to $1,065 $1,060 to $1,296 $1,170 to $1,430

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Columbia County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 688
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 314
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $45,374 ±$2,104
Median Rent $707 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.32% ± 4.39pp
Total Population 66,912

Population and Household Demographics

Columbia County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 66,912. There are 26,178 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 29.56% of households in Columbia County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbia County

The median gross income for households in Columbia County is $45,374 a year, or $3,781 a month. The median rent for the county is $707 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbia County, a household making less than $2,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbia County.

Area Median Income In Columbia 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 Columbia County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,000

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Columbia County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Columbia County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Columbia County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Columbia County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,150 $56,400 $62,650 $67,700 $72,700 $77,700 $82,700