Affordable Housing In Indiana County

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Indiana County

Blairview Apartments

109 Bentley Dr
Blairsville, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Clymer House

525 Sherman St
Clymer, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Clymer Park

100 Hillside Dr
Clymer, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Poets Village

500 Millay Cir
Indiana, PA
1-4 BR

Parkway II

56 E Wiley St
Homer City, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Glen Oaks Senior Housing

Whippoorwill St
Indiana, PA
HCV Welcome

Hamilton Apartments

751 Maple St
Indiana, PA

Clairvaux Commons

100 Clairvaux Dr
Indiana, PA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Burrell Twnshp

400 Hemlock Way
Saltsburg, PA

The Indiana House

574 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Indiana County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Indiana County, Pennsylvania

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,248 affordable apartments for rent in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Indiana County features 659 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 589 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Indiana County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Indiana County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 1,248
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 659
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $45,195 ±$1,339
Median Rent $694 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.72% ± 4.13pp
Total Population 87,895

Population and Household Demographics

Indiana County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 87,895. There are 34,061 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 29.21% of households in Indiana County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Indiana County

The median gross income for households in Indiana County is $45,195 a year, or $3,766 a month. The median rent for the county is $694 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Indiana County, a household making less than $2,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Indiana County.1

Area Median Income In Indiana 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 Indiana County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800

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 Indiana 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 Indiana County HUD Rental Assistance in Indiana County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Indiana 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 2000, 7 low income apartment communities containing 161 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Indiana 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 Indiana County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

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 Indiana County is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 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% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Indiana 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$575 $631 $772 $962 $1,046

Cities In Indiana County

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City Listings Served By
Saltsburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saltsburg is the Housing Authority of Indiana County.
Robinson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robinson is the Housing Authority of Indiana County.
Clymer 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clymer is the Housing Authority of Indiana County.
Blairsville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blairsville is the Housing Authority of Indiana County.
Armagh 0
Armstrong 0
Banks 0
Black Lick 0
Black Lickship 0
Brush Valley 0
Buffington 0
Burrell 0
Canoe 0
Center 0
Cherryhill 0
Cherry Tree 0
Chevy Chase Heights 0
Commodore 0
Conemaugh 0
Coral 0
Creekside 0
Dicksonville 0
East Mahoning 0
East Wheatfield 0
Ernest 0
Glen Campbell 0
Graceton 0
Grant 0
Green 0
Heilwood 0
Homer City 1
Indiana 15
Jacksonville 0
Lucerne Mines 0
Marion Center 0
Montgomery 0
North Mahoning 0
Pine 0
Plumville 0
Rayne 0
Rossiter 0
Shelocta 0
Smicksburg 0
South Mahoning 0
Washington 0
West Mahoning 0
West Wheatfield 1
White 0
Young 0