Affordable Housing In Dauphin County
Pennsylvania

70 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dauphin County

Felton Lofts

100 S 4th St
Steelton, PA
$641-950
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Rutherford Park Townhouses

337 Brokas Dr
Hummelstown, PA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Laurel Towers

1531 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Linden Terrace Apartments

1201 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Hershey Plaza Apartments

215 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Greenfield Estates

231 Greenfield Estates
Elizabethville, PA
Call For Rent
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunflower Fields

2101 Sunflower Drive
Harrisburg, PA
HCV Welcome

Edison Village

101 S 18th St
Harrisburg, PA
Subsidized

New Song Village

7340 Derry St
Harrisburg, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ivey Lane

3 Ivey Ln
Harrisburg, PA
Subsidized

There are 70 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,962 affordable apartments for rent in Dauphin County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,555 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Dauphin County, HUD housing programs support 718 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,372 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Dauphin County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Dauphin County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Dauphin County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 70
Total Low Income Apartments 4,962
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,555
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 271,094
Housing Units 109,623
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $53,754 ±$1,007
Median Rent $847 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.21% ± 2pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dauphin County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 271,094. There are 109,623 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 36.52% of households in Dauphin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dauphin County

The median gross income for households in Dauphin County is $53,754 a year, or $4,480 a month. The median rent for the county is $847 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dauphin County, a household making less than $2,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Dauphin County.1

Area Median Income In Dauphin 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 Dauphin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,100

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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin County HUD Rental Assistance in Dauphin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,050 $19,500 $21,950 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,400 $32,450 $36,500 $40,550 $43,800 $47,050 $50,300 $53,550
80% of Median $45,450 $51,950 $58,450 $64,900 $70,100 $75,300 $80,500 $85,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dauphin County

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

From 1987 to 2011, 70 low income apartment communities containing 1,537 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dauphin 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 Dauphin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $34,080 $38,940 $43,800 $48,660 $52,560 $56,460 $60,360 $64,260

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 Dauphin County is $43,800 a year, or $3,650 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,650 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,095 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% $710 $761 $913 $1,054 $1,176 $1,298
60% $852 $913 $1,095 $1,265 $1,412 $1,558
Fair Market Rents in Dauphin 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
$650 $813 $1,012 $1,296 $1,368

Cities In Dauphin County

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City Listings Served By
Harrisburg 46 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harrisburg are the Harrisburg Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.
Halifax 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Halifax is the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.
East Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Hanover is the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.
Derry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derry is the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.
Elizabethville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elizabethville is the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.
Millersburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millersburg is the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.
Steelton 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Steelton is the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin.
Middletown Borough 0
Berrysburg 0
Bressler 0
Colonial Park 0
Conewago 0
Dauphin 0
Derryship 0
East Hanovership 0
Enhaut 0
Gratz 0
Halifaxship 0
Hershey 2
Highspire 1
Hummelstown 4
Jackson 0
Jefferson 0
Lawnton 0
Lenkerville 0
Linglestown 0
Londonderry 0
Lower Paxton 0
Lower Swatara 0
Lykens 1
Lykensship 0
Middle Paxton 0
Middletown 0
Mifflin 0
Oberlin 0
Palmdale 0
Paxtang 0
Paxtonia 0
Penbrook 0
Pillow 0
Progress 0
Reed 0
Royalton 0
Rush 0
Rutherford 0
Skyline View 0
South Hanover 0
Susquehanna 0
Swatara 0
Union Deposit 0
Upper Paxton 0
Washington 0
Wayne 0
West Hanover 0
Wiconsico 0
Wiconisco 0
Williams 0
Williamstown 1