Affordable Housing In Fountain Hill
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fountain Hill

Clarence Aungst Towers

1101 Seneca St
Fountain Hill, PA
Income Based
1 BR

Cherokee Apartments

960 Cherokee St
Fountain Hill, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Seneca Street Apartments

943 Long St
Fountain Hill, PA
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Fountain Hill

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 172 affordable apartments for rent in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania. Fountain Hill features 75 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 97 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fountain Hill.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fountain Hill, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 172
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 75
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.64%
Average Renter Household Size 1.82
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $42,040 ±$3,843
Median Rent $774 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.73% ± 14.14pp
Total Population 4,614

Population and Household Demographics

Fountain Hill is a City in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania with a population of 4,614. There are 2,044 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 36.64% of households in Fountain Hill are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fountain Hill

The median gross income for households in Fountain Hill is $42,040 a year, or $3,503 a month. The median rent for the city is $774 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fountain Hill, a household making less than $2,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Fountain Hill.1

Area Median Income In Fountain Hill

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 Fountain Hill, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lehigh County.

In Fountain Hill, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,400

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 Fountain Hill

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 Fountain Hill HUD Rental Assistance in Fountain Hill

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% of Median $43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800
Fair Market Rents in Fountain Hill

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
$694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390