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Affordable Housing In Lancaster County
Pennsylvania

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lancaster County

Willow Run

26 Utley Place
Willow Street, Pennsylvania
$743-1,154
2-3 BR
Accessible

East High Village

554 E High St
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR

Sylvan Retreat Apartments

400 South Rockford Road
Mountville, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brunswick Farms Apartments

373 Hampden Drive
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Oak Bottom Village

123 Groffdale Drive
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sassafras Terrace Apartments

330 E Main St
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
$831-1,285
1-4 BR

The Willows at Manor Heights

221 Linville Dr
Mountville, Pennsylvania

Denver Valley

99 Monroe Street
Denver, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Rockford Chase Apartments

375 South Rockford Road
Mountville, Pennsylvania
$715-925
2-3 BR

Susquehanna Court

315 Susquehanna St
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Housing Authorities that serve Lancaster County

Housing Authority Programs
Lancaster County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,830 affordable apartments for rent in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County features 1,041 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 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

There are 789 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lancaster County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lancaster County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lancaster County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $919 and $1,123.

2020 Lancaster 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 $684 $812 $1,021 $1,293 $1,383
Payment Standard Range $616 to $752 $731 to $893 $919 to $1,123 $1,164 to $1,422 $1,245 to $1,521

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lancaster County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 1,830
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,041
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $57,721 ±$761
Median Rent $908 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.78% ± 1.63pp
Total Population 530,216

Population and Household Demographics

Lancaster County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 530,216. There are 195,330 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 31.12% of households in Lancaster County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lancaster County

The median gross income for households in Lancaster County is $57,721 a year, or $4,810 a month. The median rent for the county is $908 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lancaster County, a household making less than $3,027 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Lancaster County.

Area Median Income In Lancaster 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 Lancaster County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,500

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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,700 $19,100 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,850 $31,800 $35,800 $39,750 $42,950 $46,150 $49,300 $52,500
80% of Median $44,550 $50,900 $57,250 $63,600 $68,700 $73,800 $78,900 $84,000

Cities In Lancaster County

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City Served By
Akron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Akron is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Bainbridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bainbridge is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Bart The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bart is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Bird in Hand The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bird in Hand is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Bird-in-Hand The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bird-in-Hand is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Blue Ball The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blue Ball is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Bowmansville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowmansville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Brecknock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brecknock is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Brickerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brickerville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Brownstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownstown is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Caernarvon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caernarvon is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Christiana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Christiana is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Churchtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Churchtown is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Clay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clay is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Clayship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clayship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Colerain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colerain is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Columbia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Conestoga The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conestoga is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Conestogaship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conestogaship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Conoy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conoy is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Denver The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Denver is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Drumore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Drumore is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Earl The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Earl is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
East Cocalico The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Cocalico is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
East Donegal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Donegal is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
East Drumore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Drumore is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
East Earl The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Earl is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
East Earlship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Earlship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
East Hempfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Hempfield is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
East Lampeter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Lampeter is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
East Petersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Petersburg is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Eden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eden is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Elizabeth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elizabeth is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Elizabethtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elizabethtown is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Ephrata The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ephrata is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Ephrataship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ephrataship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Falmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Falmouth is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Farmersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmersville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Fivepointville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fivepointville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Fulton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fulton is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Gap The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gap is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Georgetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Goodville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goodville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Gordonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gordonville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Hopeland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hopeland is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Intercourse The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Intercourse is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Kirkwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kirkwood is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Lampeter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lampeter is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Lancaster The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lancaster are the Lancaster City Housing Authority and Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Lancastership The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lancastership is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Landisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Landisville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Leacock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leacock is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Leola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leola is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Lititz The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lititz is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Little Britain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little Britain is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Little Britainship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little Britainship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Manheim The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manheim is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Manheimship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manheimship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Manor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manor is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Marietta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marietta is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Martic The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martic is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Maytown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maytown is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Millersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millersville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Mount Joy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Joy is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Mount Joyship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Joyship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Mountville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
New Holland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Holland is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Paradise The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paradise is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Paradiseship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paradiseship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Penn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Penryn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penryn is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Pequea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pequea is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Petersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Petersburg is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Providence The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Providence is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Quarryville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quarryville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Rapho The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rapho is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Reamstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reamstown is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Refton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Refton is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Reinholds The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reinholds is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Rheems The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rheems is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Ronks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ronks is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Rothsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rothsville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Sadsbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sadsbury is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Salisbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salisbury is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Salisburyship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salisburyship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Salunga The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salunga is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Schoeneck The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schoeneck is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Smoketown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smoketown is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Soudersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Soudersburg is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Stevens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stevens is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Strasburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strasburg is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Strasburgship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strasburgship is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Swartzville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swartzville is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Terre Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Terre Hill is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Upper Leacock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Leacock is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Warwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warwick is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Washington Boro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington Boro is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
West Cocalico The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Cocalico is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
West Donegal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Donegal is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
West Earl The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Earl is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
West Hempfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Hempfield is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
West Lampeter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Lampeter is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Willow Street The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willow Street is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.
Witmer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Witmer is the Lancaster County Housing Authority.