Affordable Housing In Lebanon County
Pennsylvania

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lebanon County

Kreider Commons Senior

631 North Eighth St
Lebanon, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+
HCV Welcome

Kreider Commons

631 N 8th St
Lebanon, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Brookside Gardens

503 N 12th St
Lebanon, PA
Subsidized

Lebanon Village Apartments

201 Lebanon Vlg
Lebanon, PA
Subsidized

Highland Glen

20th And Penn St
Lebanon, PA
Subsidized

Poplar Terrace

605 S 8th St
Lebanon, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Willows Senior Apartments

605 N 12th Street
Lebanon, PA
HCV Welcome

Lebanon Townhouses

1111 Reindehl St
Lebanon, PA
Subsidized

Lebanon Village Apts.

201 Lebanon Vlg
Lebanon, PA

Palmyra Interfaith Manor

101 S Railroad St
Palmyra, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Lebanon County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,692 affordable apartments for rent in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Lebanon County features 1,145 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 547 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lebanon County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lebanon County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,692
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,145
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $55,499 ±$1,191
Median Rent $768 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41% ± 3.09pp
Total Population 135,776

Population and Household Demographics

Lebanon County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 135,776. There are 52,267 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 29.52% of households in Lebanon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lebanon County

The median gross income for households in Lebanon County is $55,499 a year, or $4,625 a month. The median rent for the county is $768 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lebanon County, a household making less than $2,560 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41% of households who rent are overburdened in Lebanon County.1

Area Median Income In Lebanon 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 Lebanon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon County HUD Rental Assistance in Lebanon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% of Median $40,150 $45,850 $51,600 $57,300 $61,900 $66,500 $71,100 $75,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lebanon County

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

From 1988 to 2009, 11 low income apartment communities containing 326 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lebanon 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 Lebanon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
60% of Median $30,120 $34,380 $38,700 $42,960 $46,440 $49,860 $53,280 $56,760

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 Lebanon County is $38,700 a year, or $3,225 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,225 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $968 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% $628 $672 $806 $931 $1,039 $1,146
60% $753 $806 $968 $1,118 $1,247 $1,376
Fair Market Rents in Lebanon 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$663 $667 $864 $1,115 $1,237

Cities In Lebanon County

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City Listings Served By
Annville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Annville is the Lebanon County Housing Authority.
Palmyra 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmyra is the Lebanon County Housing Authority.
Myerstown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Myerstown is the Lebanon County Housing Authority.
Annvilleship 0
Avon 0
Bethel 0
Campbelltown 0
Cleona 0
Cold Spring 0
Cornwall 0
East Hanover 0
Fort Indiantown Gap 0
Fredericksburg 0
Hebron 0
Heidelberg 0
Jackson 0
Jonestown 1
Lebanon 22
Lebanon South 0
Millcreek 0
Mount Gretna 0
Mount Gretna Heights 0
Newmanstown 0
North Annville 0
North Cornwall 0
North Lebanon 0
North Londonderry 0
Pleasant Hill 0
Quentin 0
Richland 0
Sand Hill 0
Schaefferstown 0
South Annville 0
South Lebanon 0
South Londonderry 0
Swatara 0
Timber Hills 0
Union 0
West Cornwall 0
West Lebanon 0