Affordable Housing In Forest County
4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forest County
Housing Authorities that serve Forest County
|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.
Income Based Apartments in Forest County, Pennsylvania
Forest County features 74 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 Forest County, Pennsylvania
There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forest County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Forest County, Pennsylvania
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Forest County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Forest County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forest County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $650 and $794.
2020 Forest 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||$538||$548||$722||$900||$1,022|
|Payment Standard Range||$484 to $592||$493 to $603||$650 to $794||$810 to $990||$920 to $1,124|
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|
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.
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 $47,200
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 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||$13,650||$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|
Cities In Forest County
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|Barnett||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barnett is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Green||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Harmony||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harmony is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Hickory||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hickory is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Howe||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howe is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Jenks||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jenks is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Kingsley||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingsley is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Marienville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marienville is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Tionesta||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tionesta is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|
|Tionestaship||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tionestaship is the Clarion County Housing Authority.|