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Affordable Housing In Deer Lake
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Deer Lake

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

Deer Lake features 0 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 Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Deer Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Deer Lake landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Deer Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $651 and $795.

2020 Deer Lake, 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 $566 $569 $723 $961 $1,077
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $512 to $626 $651 to $795 $865 to $1,057 $969 to $1,185

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Deer Lake, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 7.75%
Average Renter Household Size 1.62
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $71,875 ±$6,814
Median Rent $850 ±$488
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.57% ± 93.03pp
Total Population 750

Population and Household Demographics

Deer Lake is a city in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania with a population of 750. There are 271 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 7.75% of households in Deer Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Deer Lake

The median gross income for households in Deer Lake is $71,875 a year, or $5,990 a month. The median rent for the city is $850 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Deer Lake, a household making less than $2,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Deer Lake.

Area Median Income In Deer Lake

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Deer Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Schuylkill County.

In Deer Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Deer Lake

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 Deer Lake

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,800
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050