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Affordable Housing In Erie County
Pennsylvania

77 Low Income Apartment Communities In Erie County

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+

Lake City Apartments

1055 Cherry St
Lake City, Pennsylvania
$558-682
2 BR
Subsidized

Villa Maria II

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

Willow Commons

2064 Willow St
Wesleyville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accepts Vouchers

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

2676 Peach Street
Erie, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

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

Housing Authorities that serve Erie County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Erie County, Pennsylvania

There are 77 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,353 affordable apartments for rent in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Erie County, Pennsylvania

Erie County features 3,455 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 County, Pennsylvania

There are 898 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Erie County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Erie County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Erie County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Erie County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Erie County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $698 and $853.

2020 Erie 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 $580 $600 $775 $966 $1,050
Payment Standard Range $522 to $638 $540 to $660 $698 to $853 $869 to $1,063 $945 to $1,155

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Erie County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 77
Total Low Income Apartments 4,353
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,455
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $45,971 ±$813
Median Rent $689 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.83% ± 2.12pp
Total Population 279,858

Population and Household Demographics

Erie County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 279,858. There are 109,934 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 34.26% of households in Erie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Erie County

The median gross income for households in Erie County is $45,971 a year, or $3,831 a month. The median rent for the county is $689 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Erie County, a household making less than $2,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Erie County.

Area Median Income In Erie 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 Erie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,500

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 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 Erie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,050 $28,600 $32,200 $35,750 $38,650 $41,500 $44,350 $47,200
80% of Median $40,050 $45,800 $51,500 $57,200 $61,800 $66,400 $70,950 $75,550

Cities In Erie County

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City Served By
Albion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albion is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Amity The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amity is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Avonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avonia is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Concord Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord Township is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Conneaut The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conneaut is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Corry The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Corry are the Housing Authority of the City of Corry and Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Cranesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cranesville is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Edinboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edinboro is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Elgin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Elk Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Creek is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Erie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Erie are the Housing Authority of the City of Erie and Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Fairview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairview is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Fairviewship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairviewship is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Franklin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Girard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Girard is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Girardship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Girardship is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Greene The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greene is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Harborcreek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harborcreek is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Harborcreekship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harborcreekship is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Lake City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake City is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Lawrence Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawrence Park is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Lawrence Parkship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawrence Parkship is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
LeBoeuf The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves LeBoeuf is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
McKean The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McKean is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
McKeanship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McKeanship is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Mill Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mill Village is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Millcreek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millcreek is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
North East The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North East is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
North Eastship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Eastship is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Northwest Harborcreek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northwest Harborcreek is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Penn State Erie (Behrend) The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn State Erie (Behrend) is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Platea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Platea is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Summit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summit is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Union City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union City is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Venango The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Venango is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Waterford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterford is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Waterfordship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterfordship is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Wattsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wattsburg is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Wayne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wayne is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.
Wesleyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wesleyville is the Housing Authority of the County of Erie.