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Affordable Housing In Hokendauqua
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Hokendauqua

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania

Hokendauqua features 0 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 Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hokendauqua landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hokendauqua.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.

2020 Hokendauqua, 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 $694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $724 to $884 $923 to $1,129 $1,194 to $1,460 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hokendauqua, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $57,056 ±$4,324
Median Rent $938 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.63% ± 18.11pp
Total Population 3,191

Population and Household Demographics

Hokendauqua is a city in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,191. There are 1,313 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 16.91% of households in Hokendauqua are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hokendauqua

The median gross income for households in Hokendauqua is $57,056 a year, or $4,755 a month. The median rent for the city is $938 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hokendauqua, a household making less than $3,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Hokendauqua.

Area Median Income In Hokendauqua

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

In Hokendauqua, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 Hokendauqua

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 Hokendauqua

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600