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Affordable Housing In Lehigh County
Pennsylvania

75 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lehigh County

West Turner Residences

449 West Turner Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Allentown Center Square

15 North 7th Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania
$530
1 BR
62+

Clarence Aungst Towers

1101 Seneca St
Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Cedar Village Apartments

4234 Dorney Park Rd
Allentown, Pennsylvania
$563-592
1 BR
55+

Overlook Park

445 Hanover Avenue
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Ridge Manor II

120 N 3rd St
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
$641
1 BR
62+

Coopersburg II Apartments

401 E State St
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
$618-663
1 BR
55+

Coopersburg School Apartments

331 E State St
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
$618-663
1 BR
55+

Catasaugua Apartments

118 Bridge St
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
$635
1 BR
55+

Fountain Hill - Senior & Family

960 Cherokee St and 910-12 Delaware Ave.
Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Lehigh County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

There are 75 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,773 affordable apartments for rent in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Lehigh County features 2,867 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 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

There are 858 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lehigh County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.

2020 Lehigh 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 $694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $724 to $884 $923 to $1,129 $1,194 to $1,460 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lehigh County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 75
Total Low Income Apartments 3,773
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,867
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $56,117 ±$1,027
Median Rent $929 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.55% ± 1.94pp
Total Population 356,756

Population and Household Demographics

Lehigh County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 356,756. There are 133,960 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 33.43% of households in Lehigh County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lehigh County

The median gross income for households in Lehigh County is $56,117 a year, or $4,676 a month. The median rent for the county is $929 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lehigh County, a household making less than $3,097 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Lehigh County.

Area Median Income In Lehigh 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 Lehigh County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 Lehigh 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 Lehigh County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600

Cities In Lehigh County

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City Served By
Alburtis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alburtis is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Allentown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Allentown are the Allentown Housing Authority and Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Ancient Oaks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ancient Oaks is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Bethlehem The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bethlehem are the Bethlehem Housing Authority and Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Breinigsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Breinigsville is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Catasauqua The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Catasauqua is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Cementon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cementon is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Cetronia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cetronia is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Coopersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coopersburg is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Coplay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coplay is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
DeSales University The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves DeSales University is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Dorneyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dorneyville is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Egypt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Egypt is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Emmaus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emmaus is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Fountain Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fountain Hill is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Fullerton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fullerton is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Hanover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanover is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Heidelberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heidelberg is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Hokendauqua The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hokendauqua is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Laurys Station The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laurys Station is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Lower Macungie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Macungie is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Lower Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Milford is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Lowhill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowhill is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Lynn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lynn is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Macungie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macungie is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
New Tripoli The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Tripoli is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
North Whitehall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Whitehall is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
North Whitehallship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Whitehallship is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Salisbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salisbury is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Schnecksville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schnecksville is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Slatedale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slatedale is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Slatington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slatington is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
South Whitehall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Whitehall is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Stiles The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stiles is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Trexlertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trexlertown is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Upper Macungie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Macungie is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Upper Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Milford is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Upper Saucon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Saucon is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Weisenberg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weisenberg is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Wescosville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wescosville is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Whitehall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitehall is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.