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Affordable Housing In Ellwood City
Beaver County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ellwood City

RJ Schill Manor

410 Short St
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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1 BR

Walnut Ridge

801 Pershing Street
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Ellwood City

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 95 affordable apartments for rent in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

Ellwood City features 95 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 Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ellwood City landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ellwood City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $846 and $1,034.

2021 Ellwood City, 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
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $714 $772 $940 $1,206 $1,321
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $643 to $785 $695 to $849 $846 to $1,034 $1,085 to $1,327 $1,189 to $1,453

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ellwood City, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 95
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 95
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $40,497 ±$4,948
Median Rent $635 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.33% ± 10.77pp
Total Population 7,836

Population and Household Demographics

Ellwood City is a city in Beaver County, Pennsylvania with a population of 7,836. There are 3,369 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 32.89% of households in Ellwood City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ellwood City

The median gross income for households in Ellwood City is $40,497 a year, or $3,375 a month. The median rent for the city is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ellwood City, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Ellwood City.

Area Median Income In Ellwood City

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 Ellwood City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaver County.

In Ellwood City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,800

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 Ellwood City

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 Ellwood City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ellwood City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $22,950 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ellwood City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,700 $33,950 $38,200 $42,400 $45,800 $49,200 $52,600 $56,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ellwood City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,500 $54,300 $61,100 $67,850 $73,300 $78,750 $84,150 $89,600