Affordable Housing In Johnstown
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnstown

Roxbury Place

1308 Franklin St
Johnstown, PA
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1-2 BR
Minimum Income Requirement

Laurel Wood Apartments

102 Woodmont Rd
Johnstown, PA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Valley Pike Manor

1029 Franklin St
Johnstown, PA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Luxor Gardens

1201 Heeney Ave
Johnstown, PA

Garden Terrace Apartments

730 Bloom St
Johnstown, PA

Market Street Commons

350 Market Street
Johnstown, PA

Vine Street Towers

525 Vine St
Johnstown, PA

Fulton I Connor Towers

527 Vine St
Johnstown, PA

Townhouse Towers

420 Vine St
Johnstown, PA

Chandler School Apartments

280 Garfield St
Johnstown, PA
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Housing Authorities that serve Johnstown

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

According to federal housing data and research, there are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,374 affordable apartments for rent in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Johnstown features 1,308 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 66 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Johnstown.

Johnstown, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 1,374
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,308
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $24,415 ±$1,384
Median Rent $464 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.55% ± 4.89pp
Total Population 20,369

Population and Household Demographics

Johnstown is a City in Cambria County, Pennsylvania with a population of 20,369. There are 9,641 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 51.09% of households in Johnstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnstown

The median gross income for households in Johnstown is $24,415 a year, or $2,035 a month. The median rent for the city is $464 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnstown, a household making less than $1,547 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnstown.1

Area Median Income In Johnstown

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 Johnstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cambria County.

In Johnstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,800

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 Johnstown

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 Johnstown HUD Rental Assistance in Johnstown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,450 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,150
50% of Median $22,350 $25,550 $28,750 $31,900 $34,500 $37,050 $39,600 $42,150
80% of Median $35,750 $40,850 $45,950 $51,050 $55,150 $59,250 $63,350 $67,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Johnstown

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

From 2004 to 2004, 1 low income apartment communities containing 23 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Johnstown 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 Johnstown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,350 $25,550 $28,750 $31,900 $34,500 $37,050 $39,600 $42,150
60% of Median $26,820 $30,660 $34,500 $38,280 $41,400 $44,460 $47,520 $50,580

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 Johnstown is $34,500 a year, or $2,875 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,875 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $863 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% $559 $599 $719 $830 $926 $1,022
60% $671 $719 $863 $996 $1,112 $1,226
Fair Market Rents in Johnstown

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
$478 $573 $714 $917 $1,015