Affordable Housing In Forest County
Pennsylvania

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forest County

Rivercourt Apartments

502 River Haven Rd
Tionesta, PA
Income Based
1-2 BR

Tionesta Manor

101 Bridge St
Tionesta, PA
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1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Marienville West

108 Hemlock St
Marienville, PA
Subsidized

Marienville West Apartments

100 Hemlock Ln
Tionesta, PA
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Housing Authorities that serve Forest County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Forest County, Pennsylvania

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 94 affordable apartments for rent in Forest County, Pennsylvania. Forest County features 74 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 20 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forest County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Forest County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 94
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.33%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 1.86
Median Household Income $35,533 ±$2,164
Median Rent $541 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.95% ± 7.13pp
Total Population 7,581

Population and Household Demographics

Forest County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 7,581. There are 1,974 households in the county with an average household size of 1.86 persons. 17.33% of households in Forest County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forest County

The median gross income for households in Forest County is $35,533 a year, or $2,961 a month. The median rent for the county is $541 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forest County, a household making less than $1,803 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Forest County.1

Area Median Income In Forest 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 Forest County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,100

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 Forest 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 Forest County HUD Rental Assistance in Forest County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,750
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% of Median $35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Forest County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 1998, 2 low income apartment communities containing 56 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Forest County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Forest County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
60% of Median $26,580 $30,360 $34,140 $37,920 $40,980 $44,040 $47,040 $50,100

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Forest County is $34,140 a year, or $2,845 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,845 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $854 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $554 $593 $711 $822 $918 $1,012
60% $665 $712 $854 $986 $1,101 $1,214
Fair Market Rents in Forest County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$538 $548 $722 $900 $1,022

Cities In Forest County

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City Listings Served By
Tionesta 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tionesta is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Barnett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barnett is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Green 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Harmony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harmony is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Hickory 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hickory is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Howe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howe is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Jenks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jenks is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Kingsley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingsley is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Marienville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marienville is the Clarion County Housing Authority.
Tionestaship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tionestaship is the Clarion County Housing Authority.