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Affordable Housing In Easton
Northampton County, Pennsylvania

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Easton

Easton Senior Citizen Housing

127 S 4th Street
Easton, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

South Third Street Apartments

100 S 3rd St
Easton, Pennsylvania
$578
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Knox Avenue Senior Apartments

1101 Knox Ave
Easton, Pennsylvania
$618-633
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Grandview Apartments

100 Grandview Terrace
Easton, Pennsylvania
$618-663
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Shiloh Manor

223 Thomas Bright Ave
Easton, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Antonian Towers

2405 Hillside Ave
Easton, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Spitale Elderly Apartments

607 Northampton St
Easton, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Neston Heights

205 E Kleinhans St
Easton, Pennsylvania

Bishop Apartments

527 Northampton St
Easton, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Grandview II

200 Grandview Dr
Easton, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Easton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Easton, Pennsylvania

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 944 affordable apartments for rent in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Easton, Pennsylvania

Easton features 658 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 Easton, Pennsylvania

There are 286 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Easton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Easton, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Easton landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Easton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Easton, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.

2020 Easton, 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 $694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $724 to $884 $923 to $1,129 $1,194 to $1,460 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Easton, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 944
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 658
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $40,575 ±$3,604
Median Rent $909 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.82% ± 5.82pp
Total Population 26,996

Population and Household Demographics

Easton is a city in Northampton County, Pennsylvania with a population of 26,996. There are 9,445 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 53.44% of households in Easton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Easton

The median gross income for households in Easton is $40,575 a year, or $3,381 a month. The median rent for the city is $909 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Easton, a household making less than $3,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Easton.

Area Median Income In Easton

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 Easton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Northampton County.

In Easton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 Easton

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 Easton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600