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Affordable Housing In Jessup
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jessup

Jessup Senior Housing

310 Church St
Jessup, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Jessup

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jessup, Pennsylvania

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 21 affordable apartments for rent in Jessup, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Jessup, Pennsylvania

Jessup 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 Jessup, Pennsylvania

There are 21 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jessup.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jessup, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jessup landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jessup.

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

2020 Jessup, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jessup, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 21
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $46,250 ±$4,728
Median Rent $697 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.72% ± 14.74pp
Total Population 4,609

Population and Household Demographics

Jessup is a city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania with a population of 4,609. There are 1,728 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 27.66% of households in Jessup are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jessup

The median gross income for households in Jessup is $46,250 a year, or $3,854 a month. The median rent for the city is $697 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jessup, a household making less than $2,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Jessup.

Area Median Income In Jessup

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 Jessup, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lackawanna County.

In Jessup, 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 Jessup

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 Jessup

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