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Affordable Housing In Hazleton
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Waiting List Openings In Hazleton

Waiting ListStatus
Hazleton Housing Authority Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Now

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hazleton

Hazlewood Apartments

1000 W 28th St
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Gennaro Gardens

522 N. Church Street
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hazleton Apartments

701 W 24th St
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Center City Apartments

70 S Pine St
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

St Gabriel House

142 S Wyoming St
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Vine West

124 S Filmore Ct
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Vine Manor

320 W Mine St
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hazle Twin Apartments

50 E Juniper St
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Hazleton

Housing Authority Programs
Hazleton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of Luzerne County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 824 affordable apartments for rent in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hazleton features 812 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 Hazleton, Pennsylvania

There are 12 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hazleton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hazleton landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hazleton.

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

2020 Hazleton, 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 $566 $657 $803 $1,040 $1,109
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $591 to $723 $723 to $883 $936 to $1,144 $998 to $1,220

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hazleton, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 824
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 812
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $31,545 ±$1,650
Median Rent $687 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.67% ± 5.69pp
Total Population 25,087

Population and Household Demographics

Hazleton is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 25,087. There are 8,966 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 48.3% of households in Hazleton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hazleton

The median gross income for households in Hazleton is $31,545 a year, or $2,629 a month. The median rent for the city is $687 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hazleton, a household making less than $2,290 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Hazleton.

Area Median Income In Hazleton

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 Hazleton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Luzerne County.

In Hazleton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Hazleton

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 Hazleton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
80% of Median $40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750