Affordable Housing In Lawrence County
Pennsylvania

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lawrence County

Stone Brook Apartments

135 Center Ave
West Pittsburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Wampum Park

159 Alpha Dr
Wampum, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Westfield Apartments

5826 Old Pulaski Rd
New Wilmington, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Vista South Apartments

1116 S Mercer St
New Castle, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Westview Terrace

901 W Grant St
New Castle, PA
Subsidized

Skyview Towers

219 N Beaver Street
New Castle, PA

Big Run

1300 South Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA

Lawrence Manor

211 W Moody Ave
New Castle, PA

Highland Terrace

111 W Fairmont Ave
New Castle, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sheridan Place

26 N Jefferson St
New Castle, PA
Subsidized

There are 26 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,494 affordable apartments for rent in Lawrence County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,256 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lawrence County, HUD housing programs support 351 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 238 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lawrence County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

Lawrence County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 1,494
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,256
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Total Population 89,162
Housing Units 36,435
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $44,571 ±$1,352
Median Rent $630 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.53% ± 3.08pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lawrence County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 89,162. There are 36,435 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 26.09% of households in Lawrence County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lawrence County

The median gross income for households in Lawrence County is $44,571 a year, or $3,714 a month. The median rent for the county is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lawrence County, a household making less than $2,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Lawrence County.1

Area Median Income In Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,000

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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County HUD Rental Assistance in Lawrence County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,900
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
80% of Median $36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lawrence County

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

From 1991 to 2010, 4 low income apartment communities containing 143 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lawrence 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 Lawrence County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,120 $45,240 $48,360 $51,480

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 Lawrence County is $35,100 a year, or $2,925 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,925 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $878 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% $569 $609 $731 $845 $943 $1,040
60% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,248
Fair Market Rents in Lawrence 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
$467 $561 $727 $911 $1,019

Cities In Lawrence County

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City Listings Served By
New Castle 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Castle is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Wampum 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wampum is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
West Pittsburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pittsburg is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Avoca 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avoca is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Williams 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williams is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Bessemer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bessemer is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Chewton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chewton is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Ellport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellport is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Enon Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enon Valley is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Frizzleburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frizzleburg is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Hickory 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hickory is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Little Beaver 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little Beaver is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Mahoning 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mahoning is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Neshannock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Neshannock is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
New Beaver 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Beaver is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
New Bedford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Bedford is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
New Castle Northwest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Castle Northwest is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
New Wilmington 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Wilmington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
North Beaver 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Beaver is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Oakland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Oakwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakwood is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Perry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Plain Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plain Grove is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Pulaski 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pulaski is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Scott 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scott is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Shenango 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shenango is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Slippery Rock 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slippery Rock is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
S.N.P.J. 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves S.N.P.J. is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
South New Castle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South New Castle is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Taylor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Union 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Volant 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Volant is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Wayne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wayne is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.
Wilmington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington is the Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence.