Affordable Housing In Crawford County

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Crawford County

Washington Street Apartments

705 Washington St
Conneautville, PA
1 BR


820 Rockwood Drive
Titusville, PA
Call For Rent
2 BR


106 Beechwood Drive
Titusville, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Paul E Reynold Memorial Apartments

227 E Main St
Troy, PA
HCV Welcome

Forest Green Estates

801 Forest Green Dr
Meadville, PA

Fairmont Apartments

494 Willow St
Meadville, PA

Highland Pointe

694 Highland Ave
Meadville, PA
Disabled Supportive Housing

Triad Apartments

770 N Main St
Meadville, PA
Disabled Supportive Housing

Titusville Housing

227 Water St
Titusville, PA

Chemung View Apartments

222 Chestnut St
Athens, PA

There are 32 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,837 affordable apartments for rent in Crawford County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,368 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Crawford County, HUD housing programs support 518 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 469 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Crawford County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Meadville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Titusville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Crawford County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 1,837
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,368
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Total Population 87,343
Housing Units 34,575
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $44,579 ±$1,114
Median Rent $619 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.31% ± 3.14pp

Population and Household Demographics

Crawford County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 87,343. There are 34,575 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 26.47% of households in Crawford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Crawford County

The median gross income for households in Crawford County is $44,579 a year, or $3,715 a month. The median rent for the county is $619 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Crawford County, a household making less than $2,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Crawford County.1

Area Median Income In Crawford 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 Crawford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,700

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 Crawford 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 Crawford County HUD Rental Assistance in Crawford 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 Crawford County

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

From 1992 to 2007, 5 low income apartment communities containing 156 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Crawford 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 Crawford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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
$503 $554 $692 $867 $935