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Affordable Housing In Erie
Erie County, Pennsylvania

Waiting List Openings In Erie

Erie, PA Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from May 10, 2021 at 8:30 am, until May 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Erie, PA Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

62 Low Income Apartment Communities In Erie

Harbor Homes

1819 E 18th St
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Highpoint Towers

2314 Sassafras St
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Villa Maria II

815 Plum St
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Joseph A. Schmid Towers

153 E 6th St
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Leonard J. Ostrow Apartments

4220 Davison Ave
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Freedom Square Apartments

2686 Peach Street
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
VASH Welcome
Veterans Welcome

Lake City

1400 E 19th St
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

John E. Horan Garden Apartments

1932 Bird Dr
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Pineview

4202 Schaper Ave
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Friendship Towers

111 E 11th St
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Erie

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Erie, Pennsylvania

There are 62 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,470 affordable apartments for rent in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Erie, Pennsylvania

Erie features 2,998 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 Erie, Pennsylvania

There are 472 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Erie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Erie, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Erie, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $760 and $928.

2021 Erie, 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
Erie, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $624 $653 $844 $1,050 $1,145
Erie, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $562 to $686 $588 to $718 $760 to $928 $945 to $1,155 $1,031 to $1,260

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Erie, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 62
Total Low Income Apartments 3,470
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,998
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $34,253 ±$1,382
Median Rent $648 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.26% ± 2.61pp
Total Population 100,678

Population and Household Demographics

Erie is a city in Erie County, Pennsylvania with a population of 100,678. There are 41,131 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 48.86% of households in Erie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Erie

The median gross income for households in Erie is $34,253 a year, or $2,854 a month. The median rent for the city is $648 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Erie, a household making less than $2,160 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Erie.

Area Median Income In Erie

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 Erie, the AMI is calculated from all households within Erie County.

In Erie, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,000

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 Erie

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 Erie

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Erie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,300 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Erie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $34,000 $36,750 $39,450 $42,200 $44,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Erie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,100 $43,550 $49,000 $54,400 $58,800 $63,150 $67,500 $71,850