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Affordable Housing In Duquesne
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Duquesne

Harry S. Truman Apartments

25 North Second Street
Duquesne, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Miller Avenue Apartments

15 Miller Ave
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Oliver Plaza Apartments

200 N 2nd St
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Parkview Manor Apartments

901 Duquesne Place Dr
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Hilltop Apartments

2100 Duquesne Place Dr
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Summit Retirement Residence

125 S 6th St
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Orchard Park

1001 Ridge Street
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

ONE Homestead

140 E. 9th Avenue
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Grant Towers

100 Grant Ave
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Apartments

1110 Overland Ave
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Duquesne

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Duquesne, Pennsylvania

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 604 affordable apartments for rent in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Duquesne features 424 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 Duquesne, Pennsylvania

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Duquesne.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Duquesne, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Duquesne, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2020 Duquesne, 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 $661 $727 $890 $1,137 $1,248
Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $654 to $800 $801 to $979 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,123 to $1,373

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Duquesne, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 604
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 424
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $19,776 ±$2,782
Median Rent $592 ±$126
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.25% ± 9.53pp
Total Population 5,556

Population and Household Demographics

Duquesne is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 5,556. There are 2,311 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 56.17% of households in Duquesne are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Duquesne

The median gross income for households in Duquesne is $19,776 a year, or $1,648 a month. The median rent for the city is $592 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Duquesne, a household making less than $1,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Duquesne.

Area Median Income In Duquesne

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 Duquesne, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegheny County.

In Duquesne, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,000

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 Duquesne

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 Duquesne

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800
80% of Median $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650