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Affordable Housing In Greenville
Mercer County, Pennsylvania

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greenville

Reynolds West Estates

325 12th Street
Greenville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2 BR

Arlington Manor

835 Arlington Dr
Greenville, Pennsylvania
1-2 BR

Greenville House

9 Penn Avenue
Greenville, Pennsylvania

Hempfield South Apartments

94 Hadley Rd
Greenville, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hempfield Apartments

92 Hadley Rd
Greenville, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Greenville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greenville, Pennsylvania

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 345 affordable apartments for rent in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Greenville, Pennsylvania

Greenville features 345 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 Greenville, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greenville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Greenville, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Greenville, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $652 and $796.

2021 Greenville, 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
Greenville, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $553 $556 $724 $949 $1,017
Greenville, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $500 to $612 $652 to $796 $854 to $1,044 $915 to $1,119

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Greenville, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 345
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 345
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $38,024 ±$5,868
Median Rent $580 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.89% ± 10.95pp
Total Population 5,892

Population and Household Demographics

Greenville is a city in Mercer County, Pennsylvania with a population of 5,892. There are 2,153 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 44.08% of households in Greenville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greenville

The median gross income for households in Greenville is $38,024 a year, or $3,169 a month. The median rent for the city is $580 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greenville, a household making less than $1,933 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Greenville.

Area Median Income In Greenville

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 Greenville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mercer County.

In Greenville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,600

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 Greenville

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 Greenville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Greenville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,000 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Greenville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,350 $26,650 $30,000 $33,300 $36,000 $38,650 $41,300 $44,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Greenville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,350 $42,650 $48,000 $53,300 $57,600 $61,850 $66,100 $70,400