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Affordable Housing In Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lackawanna County

Jermyn Apartments

326 Spruce St
Scranton, Pennsylvania
$638-666
Studio-1 BR
55+
Accessible
Subsidized

Goodwill Neighborhood Residents

600 Beech Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Park View at Cheltenham

990 Ashbourne Rd
Abington, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Finch Towers Associates

424 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Bedford Towers

400 Bedford St
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Keystone Place

101 Smallacombe Dr
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Academy II Apartments

200 Academy Street
Moscow, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Delaware Tower Apartments

100 Smallacombe Dr
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Linden Crest

100 Linden St
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Skyview Park Apartments

43 Crown Circle Dr
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Lackawanna County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,912 affordable apartments for rent in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County features 4,547 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 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

There are 365 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lackawanna County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $755 and $923.

2021 Lackawanna County, 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 $590 $685 $839 $1,082 $1,156
Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $617 to $754 $755 to $923 $974 to $1,190 $1,040 to $1,272

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lackawanna County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 4,912
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,547
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $46,271 ±$814
Median Rent $709 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.86% ± 1.79pp
Total Population 213,459

Population and Household Demographics

Lackawanna County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 213,459. There are 85,034 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 33.38% of households in Lackawanna County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lackawanna County

The median gross income for households in Lackawanna County is $46,271 a year, or $3,856 a month. The median rent for the county is $709 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lackawanna County, a household making less than $2,363 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Lackawanna County.

Area Median Income In Lackawanna 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 Lackawanna County, 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 Lackawanna 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lackawanna County

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

Cities In Lackawanna County

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City Served By
Abington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Abingtonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abingtonship is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Archbald The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Archbald is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Benton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Big Bass Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Bass Lake is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Blakely The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blakely is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Carbondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Carbondale are the Carbondale Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Carbondale Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carbondale Township is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Chinchilla The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chinchilla is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Clarks Green The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarks Green is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Clarks Summit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarks Summit is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Clifton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Covington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Covington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Dalton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dalton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Dickson City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dickson City is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Dunmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunmore is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Eagle Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Lake is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Elmhurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elmhurst is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Fell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fell is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Glenburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenburn is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Glenburnship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenburnship is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Greenfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Jermyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jermyn is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Jessup The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jessup is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
La Plume The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Plume is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Madison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Mayfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Moosic The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moosic is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Moscow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moscow is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Mount Cobb The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Cobb is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Newton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
North Abington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Abington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Old Forge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old Forge is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Olyphant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olyphant is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Ransom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ransom is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Roaring Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roaring Brook is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Scott The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scott is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Scranton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scranton are the Scranton Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Simpson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simpson is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
South Abington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Abington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Spring Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Brook is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Taylor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Thornhurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornhurst is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Throop The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Throop is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Vandling The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vandling is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Waverly The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waverly is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
West Abington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Abington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.