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Affordable Housing In Cumberland County
Pennsylvania

38 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cumberland County

Orchard Apartments

2204 Cedar Run Drive Ext
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Mallard Run

820 Lisburn Rd
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Roxbury Ridge Apartments

100 Meadow Dr
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

For Public Senior Housing

2 West Penn St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Dawn Ridge Apartments

87 Dawn Ridge Loop
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Raystown Crossing

1000 Raystown Circle
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

For Public Family Housing

60 West Penn Street
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Bethany Towers

335 Wesley Dr
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

One West Penn

1 W Penn St
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Boiling Springs Apartments

201 Plaza Dr
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Cumberland County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

There are 38 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,919 affordable apartments for rent in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Cumberland County features 2,035 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 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

There are 884 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cumberland County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cumberland County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Cumberland County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $858 and $1,048.

2020 Cumberland 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 $621 $760 $953 $1,216 $1,291
Payment Standard Range $559 to $683 $684 to $836 $858 to $1,048 $1,094 to $1,338 $1,162 to $1,420

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cumberland County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 2,919
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,035
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $61,820 ±$885
Median Rent $886 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.57% ± 2.47pp
Total Population 241,427

Population and Household Demographics

Cumberland County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 241,427. There are 95,950 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 29.32% of households in Cumberland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cumberland County

The median gross income for households in Cumberland County is $61,820 a year, or $5,152 a month. The median rent for the county is $886 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cumberland County, a household making less than $2,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Cumberland County.

Area Median Income In Cumberland 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 Cumberland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,000

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 Cumberland 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 Cumberland County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,850 $20,400 $22,950 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% of Median $47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800

Cities In Cumberland County

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City Served By
Boiling Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boiling Springs is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Camp Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camp Hill is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Carlisle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carlisle is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Cooke The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cooke is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Dickinson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dickinson is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
East Pennsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Pennsboro is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Enola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enola is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Hampden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampden is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Hopewell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopewell is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Lemoyne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemoyne is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Lower Allen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Allen is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Lower Allenship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Allenship is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Lower Frankford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Frankford is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Lower Mifflin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Mifflin is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Mechanicsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mechanicsburg is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Messiah College The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Messiah College is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Middlesex The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middlesex is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Monroe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroe is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Mount Holly Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Holly Springs is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
New Cumberland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Cumberland is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
New Kingstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Kingstown is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Newburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newburg is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Newville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newville is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
North Middleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Middleton is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
North Newton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Newton is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Penn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Plainfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainfield is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Schlusser The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schlusser is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Shippensburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shippensburg is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Shippensburg University The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shippensburg University is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Shippensburgship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shippensburgship is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Shiremanstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shiremanstown is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Silver Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silver Spring is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
South Middleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Middleton is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
South Newton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Newton is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Southampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southampton is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Upper Allen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Allen is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Upper Frankford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Frankford is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Upper Mifflin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Mifflin is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
West Fairview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Fairview is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
West Pennsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pennsboro is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.
Wormleysburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wormleysburg is the Cumberland County Housing Authority.