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Affordable Housing In Ford City
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ford City

Freedom Apartments

1001 5th Ave
Ford City, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Millwood Arms Apartments

301 13th St
Ford City, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Valley View Apartments

104 Valley View Dr
Ford City, Pennsylvania

Valley View II

102 Valley View Dr
Ford City, Pennsylvania

Valley View III

100 Valley View Dr
Ford City, Pennsylvania

Valley View V

Valley View Dr
Ford City, Pennsylvania

Valley View IV

106 Valley View Dr
Ford City, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Ford City

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ford City, Pennsylvania

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 129 affordable apartments for rent in Ford City, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Ford City, Pennsylvania

Ford City features 28 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 Ford City, Pennsylvania

There are 101 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ford City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ford City, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ford City, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2021 Ford 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
Fair Market Rent $515 $619 $780 $970 $1,090
Payment Standard Range $464 to $567 $557 to $681 $702 to $858 $873 to $1,067 $981 to $1,199

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ford City, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 129
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $36,071 ±$9,222
Median Rent $632 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.92% ± 13pp
Total Population 2,928

Population and Household Demographics

Ford City is a city in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,928. There are 1,280 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 44.3% of households in Ford City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ford City

The median gross income for households in Ford City is $36,071 a year, or $3,006 a month. The median rent for the city is $632 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ford City, a household making less than $2,107 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Ford City.

Area Median Income In Ford 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 Ford City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Armstrong County.

In Ford City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Ford 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 Ford City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550