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Affordable Housing In Elk County
Pennsylvania

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elk County

Townview Apartments

541 Townview Road
Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
$470-535
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Ridgway Commons

51 Commons Ln
Ridgway, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

St Josephs Terrace

45 Plum St
Weedville, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ridgway Terrace Commons

51 Commons Ln
Ridgway, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Elk Towers

185 Center St
Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Fox Township Manor

108 Irishtown Rd
Kersey, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Marien Stadt Place

72 Erie Ave
Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Dan S Dickinson Apartments

101 N Mill St
Ridgway, Pennsylvania

Harold E Duffy Apartments

424 Water Street Ext
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Elco Glen Housing

759 Johnsonburg Rd
St Marys, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Elk County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elk County, Pennsylvania

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 489 affordable apartments for rent in Elk County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Elk County, Pennsylvania

Elk County features 357 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 Elk County, Pennsylvania

There are 132 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elk County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elk County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Elk County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elk County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Elk 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 $468 $565 $714 $954 $967
Payment Standard Range $421 to $515 $509 to $622 $643 to $785 $859 to $1,049 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Elk County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 489
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 357
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $46,671 ±$1,990
Median Rent $546 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.24% ± 6.36pp
Total Population 31,370

Population and Household Demographics

Elk County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 31,370. There are 13,244 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 21.9% of households in Elk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elk County

The median gross income for households in Elk County is $46,671 a year, or $3,889 a month. The median rent for the county is $546 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elk County, a household making less than $1,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Elk County.

Area Median Income In Elk 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 Elk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,900

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 Elk 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 Elk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
80% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650

Cities In Elk County

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City Served By
Benezette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benezette is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Byrnedale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byrnedale is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Force The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Force is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Fox The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fox is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Highland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Horton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Horton is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
James City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves James City is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Jay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jay is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Johnsonburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnsonburg is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Jones The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jones is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Kersey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kersey is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Millstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millstone is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Ridgway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgway is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Ridgwayship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgwayship is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Saint Marys The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saint Marys is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Spring Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Creek is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
St Marys The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Marys is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
St. Marys The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Marys is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Weedville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weedville is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.
Wilcox The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilcox is the Housing Authority of the County of Elk.