Affordable Housing In Emerald Lakes
Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Emerald Lakes

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Emerald Lakes, Pennsylvania

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

Income Based Apartments in Emerald Lakes, Pennsylvania

Emerald Lakes 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 Emerald Lakes, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Emerald Lakes, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Emerald Lakes, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $945 and $1,155.

2020 Emerald Lakes, 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 $723 $829 $1,050 $1,451 $1,671
Payment Standard Range $651 to $795 $746 to $912 $945 to $1,155 $1,306 to $1,596 $1,504 to $1,838

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Emerald Lakes, 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 16.65%
Average Renter Household Size 3.96
Average Household Size 3.44
Median Household Income $57,357 ±$11,886
Median Rent $1,223 ±$168
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.57% ± 36.84pp
Total Population 3,822

Population and Household Demographics

Emerald Lakes is a City in Monroe County, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,822. There are 1,111 households in the city with an average household size of 3.44 persons. 16.65% of households in Emerald Lakes are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Emerald Lakes

The median gross income for households in Emerald Lakes is $57,357 a year, or $4,780 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,223 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Emerald Lakes, a household making less than $4,077 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Emerald Lakes.1

Area Median Income In Emerald Lakes

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 Emerald Lakes, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In Emerald Lakes, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

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 Emerald Lakes

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 Emerald Lakes

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $18,950 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250