Affordable Housing In Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Huntingdon County

Blair House Apartments

600 Penn St
Huntingdon, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Three Springs Estates

21298 Church St
Three Springs, PA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Marshall Deforrest Apartments

900 Mifflin St
Huntingdon, PA
Subsidized

Potts Apartments CO Rpm, Inc

5550 Cromwell St
Orbisonia, PA

Chestnut Terrace

120 S Division St
Mount Union, PA

Crawford Apartments

711 Church St
Huntingdon, PA

Orbisonia Elderly Housing

Cromwell St
Orbisonia, PA
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 511 affordable apartments for rent in Huntingdon County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 481 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Huntingdon County, HUD housing programs support 84 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 30 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Huntingdon County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 511
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 481
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Total Population 45,906
Housing Units 17,225
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $44,396 ±$1,166
Median Rent $554 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.72% ± 4.54pp

Population and Household Demographics

Huntingdon County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 45,906. There are 17,225 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 23.84% of households in Huntingdon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Huntingdon County

The median gross income for households in Huntingdon County is $44,396 a year, or $3,700 a month. The median rent for the county is $554 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Huntingdon County, a household making less than $1,847 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Huntingdon County.1

Area Median Income In Huntingdon County

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.

In Huntingdon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,800

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 Huntingdon County

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 Huntingdon County HUD Rental Assistance in Huntingdon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,750
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% of Median $35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Huntingdon County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 1994, 3 low income apartment communities containing 95 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Huntingdon County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Huntingdon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $26,580 $30,360 $34,140 $37,920 $40,980 $44,040 $47,040 $50,100

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Huntingdon County is $34,140 a year, or $2,845 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,845 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $854 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $554 $593 $711 $822 $918 $1,012
60% $665 $712 $854 $986 $1,101 $1,214
Fair Market Rents in Huntingdon County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$519 $563 $692 $931 $1,033

Cities In Huntingdon County

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City Listings Served By
Orbisonia 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orbisonia is the Huntingdon County Housing Authority.
Three Springs 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Three Springs is the Huntingdon County Housing Authority.
Alexandria 0
Allenport 0
Barree 0
Birmingham 0
Brady 0
Broad Top City 0
Carbon 0
Cass 0
Cassville 0
Clay 0
Coalmont 0
Cromwell 0
Dublin 0
Dudley 0
Franklin 0
Henderson 0
Hopewell 0
Huntingdon 3
Jackson 0
Juniata 0
Lincoln 0
Logan 0
McConnellstown 0
Mapleton 0
Marklesburg 0
Mill Creek 0
Miller 0
Morris 0
Mount Union 1
Oneida 0
Penn 0
Petersburg 0
Porter 0
Rockhill 0
Saltillo 0
Shade Gap 0
Shirley 0
Shirleysburg 0
Smithfield 0
Springfield 0
Spruce Creek 0
Tell 0
Todd 0
Union 0
Walker 0
Warriors Mark 0
West 0
Wood 0