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Affordable Housing In Columbia County
Pennsylvania

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbia County

Bloom Mills Apartments

700 Sawmill Road
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Riverview Point

131 Main St
Catawissa, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accessible

Hillside Village

308 Hillside Village
Catawissa, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Bloomsburg Elderly Housing

330 W 3rd St
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Rosewood Apartments CO Interstate Real

100 Birch Pl
Berwick, Pennsylvania

Central Court Apartments

160 Central Rd
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Town Park Village

107 N Vine St
Berwick, Pennsylvania

Tenny Street Apartments

355 Tenny St
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Westminster Placeat Bloomsburg

100 Westminster Dr
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Phfa Mf - Franklin Place Apartments

Franklin St
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Columbia County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 656 affordable apartments for rent in Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Columbia County features 306 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 350 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 $712 and $870.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $656 $660 $791 $986 $1,231
Payment Standard Range $590 to $722 $594 to $726 $712 to $870 $887 to $1,085 $1,108 to $1,354

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Columbia County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 656
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 306
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 $65,800

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,450
50% of Median $23,050 $26,350 $29,650 $32,900 $35,550 $38,200 $40,800 $43,450
80% of Median $36,900 $42,150 $47,400 $52,650 $56,900 $61,100 $65,300 $69,500

Cities In Columbia County

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City Served By
Almedia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Almedia is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Aristes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aristes is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Ashland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Beaver The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaver is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Benton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benton is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Bentonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bentonship is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Berwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berwick is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Bloomsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomsburg is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Briar Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Briar Creek is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Briar Creekship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Briar Creekship is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Buckhorn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buckhorn is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Catawissa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Catawissa is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Catawissaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Catawissaship is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Centralia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centralia is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Cleveland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cleveland is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Conyngham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conyngham is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Espy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Espy is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Eyers Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eyers Grove is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Fernville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fernville is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Fishing Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fishing Creek is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Foundryville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foundryville is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Greenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Hemlock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hemlock is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Iola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Iola is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Jackson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Jamison City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamison City is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Jerseytown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jerseytown is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Jonestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jonestown is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Lightstreet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lightstreet is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Lime Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lime Ridge is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Locust The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Locust is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Locustdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Locustdale is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Madison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Main The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Main is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Mainville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mainville is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Media The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Media is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Mifflin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mifflin is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Mifflinville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mifflinville is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Millville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millville is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Montour The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montour is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Mount Pleasant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Pleasant is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
North Centre The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Centre is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Numidia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Numidia is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Orange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orange is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Orangeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orangeville is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Pine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Roaring Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roaring Creek is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Rohrsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rohrsburg is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Rupert The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rupert is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Scott The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scott is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Slabtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slabtown is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
South Centre The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Centre is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Stillwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stillwater is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Sugarloaf The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sugarloaf is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Waller The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waller is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Wilburton Number One The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilburton Number One is the Columbia County Housing Authority.
Wilburton Number Two The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilburton Number Two is the Columbia County Housing Authority.