Affordable Housing In Hallstead
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hallstead

Emerson Southgate Apartments

3 Lackawanna Ave
Hallstead, Pennsylvania

Hj Emerson Apartments

91 Lackawanna Ave
Hallstead, Pennsylvania
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hallstead, Pennsylvania

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hallstead, Pennsylvania

Housing Authority Programs
Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hallstead, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Hallstead, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Hallstead, Pennsylvania

Hallstead features 40 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 Hallstead, Pennsylvania

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hallstead.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hallstead, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hallstead, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $723 and $883.

2022 Hallstead, 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
Hallstead, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $565 $615 $803 $1,051 $1,148
Hallstead, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $509 to $622 $554 to $677 $723 to $883 $946 to $1,156 $1,033 to $1,263

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hallstead, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.62%
Average Renter Household Size 1.86
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $44,688 ±$12,743
Median Rent $580 ±$124
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.17% ± 12.78pp
Total Population 1,114

Population and Household Demographics

Hallstead is a city in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,114. There are 495 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 41.62% of households in Hallstead are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hallstead

The median gross income for households in Hallstead is $44,688 a year, or $3,724 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 Hallstead, a household making less than $1,933 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Hallstead.

Area Median Income In Hallstead

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 Hallstead, the AMI is calculated from all households within Susquehanna County.

In Hallstead, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,000

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 Hallstead

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 Hallstead

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hallstead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,550 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hallstead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $37,000 $40,000 $42,950 $45,900 $48,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hallstead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,450 $47,400 $53,300 $59,200 $63,950 $68,700 $73,450 $78,150