Affordable Housing In Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lackawanna County

Jermyn Apartments

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

Park View at Cheltenham

990 Ashbourne Rd
Abington, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Bedford Towers

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

Goodwill Neighborhood Residents

600 Beech Street
Scranton, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Keystone Place

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

Academy II Apartments

200 Academy St
Moscow, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Delaware Tower Apartments

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

Linden Crest

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

Skyview Park Apartments

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

Finch Towers Associates

424 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

There are 41 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,912 affordable apartments for rent in Lackawanna County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 4,547 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lackawanna County, HUD housing programs support 1,463 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 365 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lackawanna County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Lackawanna County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 4,912
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 4,547
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Total Population 213,459
Housing Units 85,034
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $46,271 ±$814
Median Rent $709 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.86% ± 1.79pp

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.1

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 $67,000

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 Lackawanna County 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 $14,100 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% of Median $37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lackawanna County

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

From 1996 to 2011, 9 low income apartment communities containing 595 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lackawanna 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 Lackawanna County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
60% of Median $28,140 $32,160 $36,180 $40,200 $43,440 $46,680 $49,860 $53,100

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 Lackawanna County is $36,180 a year, or $3,015 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,015 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $905 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% $586 $628 $754 $871 $973 $1,073
60% $704 $754 $905 $1,046 $1,167 $1,287
Fair Market Rents in Lackawanna 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
$541 $636 $780 $1,007 $1,102

Cities In Lackawanna County

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City Listings Served By
Scranton 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scranton is the Scranton Housing Authority.
Carbondale 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carbondale is the Carbondale Housing Authority.
Abington 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Olyphant 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olyphant is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Clarks Summit 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarks Summit is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Abingtonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abingtonship is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Archbald 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Archbald is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Benton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Big Bass Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Bass Lake is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Blakely 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blakely is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Carbondale Township 0
Chinchilla 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chinchilla is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Clarks Green 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarks Green is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Clifton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Covington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Covington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Dalton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dalton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Dickson City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dickson City is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Dunmore 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunmore is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Eagle Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Lake is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Elmhurst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elmhurst is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Fell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fell is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Glenburn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenburn is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Glenburnship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenburnship is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Greenfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Jefferson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Jermyn 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jermyn is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Jessup 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jessup is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
La Plume 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Plume is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Madison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Mayfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayfield is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Moosic 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moosic is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Moscow 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moscow is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Mount Cobb 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Cobb is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Newton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
North Abington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Abington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Old Forge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old Forge is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Ransom 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ransom is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Roaring Brook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roaring Brook is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Scott 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scott is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Simpson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Simpson is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
South Abington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Abington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Spring Brook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Brook is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Taylor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Thornhurst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornhurst is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Throop 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Throop is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Vandling 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vandling is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
Waverly 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waverly is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.
West Abington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Abington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna.