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Affordable Housing In Hastings
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hastings

Haida Village

10 MITCHELL ST
Hastings, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Hastings

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hastings, Pennsylvania

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 31 affordable apartments for rent in Hastings, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Hastings, Pennsylvania

Hastings features 31 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 Hastings, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hastings, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hastings landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Hastings.

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

2021 Hastings, 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
Hastings, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $524 $572 $724 $923 $1,041
Hastings, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $515 to $629 $652 to $796 $831 to $1,015 $937 to $1,145

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hastings, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 31
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 31
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.58%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $42,593 ±$4,954
Median Rent $608 ±$234
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.71% ± 18.67pp
Total Population 1,253

Population and Household Demographics

Hastings is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,253. There are 568 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 29.58% of households in Hastings are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hastings

The median gross income for households in Hastings is $42,593 a year, or $3,549 a month. The median rent for the city is $608 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hastings, a household making less than $2,027 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Hastings.

Area Median Income In Hastings

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 Hastings, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cambria County.

In Hastings, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,500

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 Hastings

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 Hastings

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hastings AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,800 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hastings AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,950 $26,200 $29,500 $32,750 $35,400 $38,000 $40,650 $43,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hastings AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,700 $41,950 $47,200 $52,400 $56,600 $60,800 $65,000 $69,200