Affordable Housing In Jefferson County

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Liberty Apartments

20 Waterford Pike
Brookville, PA
1 BR

Parkview Apartments

1805 7th Ave
Brockway, PA
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Jenny L Manor

7 Edson Street
Eldred, PA
Income Based
1 BR

Allegany Apartments

1/2 Cris Drive
Eldred, PA
Income Based
2-4 BR

Punxsutawney Sycamore Apartments

502 Sycamore St
Punxsutawney, PA

Sycamore Apartments II

505 Sycamore St
Punxsutawney, PA

Mahoning Towers

300 E Mahoning St
Punxsutawney, PA

North Fork Heights

22 Spruce St
Brookville, PA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cascade Village

715 Grant St
Reynoldsville, PA

Brookville Apartments

117 Hastings St
Brookville, PA

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,003 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 904 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Jefferson County, HUD housing programs support 272 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 99 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

Jefferson County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,003
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 904
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Total Population 44,756
Housing Units 18,479
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $42,903 ±$1,635
Median Rent $577 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.57% ± 3.54pp

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 44,756. There are 18,479 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 25.31% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $42,903 a year, or $3,575 a month. The median rent for the county is $577 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $1,923 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.1

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,200

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County HUD Rental Assistance in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

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

From 1987 to 2008, 7 low income apartment communities containing 149 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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
$544 $547 $692 $883 $935

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Listings Served By
Brockway 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brockway is the Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson.
Punxsutawney 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Punxsutawney is the Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson.
Brookville 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookville is the Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson.
Reynoldsville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reynoldsville is the Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson.
Canaan 0
Deputy 0
Kent 0
Barnett 0
Beaver 0
Bell 0
Big Run 0
Clover 0
Corsica 0
Crenshaw 0
Eldred 2
Gaskill 0
Heath 0
Henderson 0
Knox 0
McCalmont 0
Oliver 0
Perry 0
Pine Creek 0
Polk 0
Porter 0
Ringgold 0
Rose 0
Snyder 0
Summerville 0
Sykesville 0
Timblin 0
Union 0
Warsaw 0
Washington 0
Winslow 0
Worthville 0
Young 0