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Affordable Housing In Lehigh County
Pennsylvania

75 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lehigh County

848 Walnut St

848 W Walnut St
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Hart Rental Phase II

246 E Linden St
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

815 - 819 Ferry St Apartments

815 Ferry St
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Seneca Street Apartments

943 Long St
Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

S 7th St Apartments

1112 S 7th St
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Scatter Site

101 N 3rd St
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Alburtis Apartments

105 S Main St
Alburtis, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Broom Street Apartments

314 Broom St
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Fire House Apartments

116 Church St
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

314 N Church St

314 N Church St
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Lehigh County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Lehigh County

Housing Authority Programs
Allentown 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.

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.1

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 $78,400

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 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% of Median $43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800

Cities In Lehigh County

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City Listings Served By
Bethlehem 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethlehem is the Bethlehem Housing Authority.
Allentown 44 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allentown is the Allentown Housing Authority.
North Whitehall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Whitehall is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Catasauqua 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Catasauqua is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Coopersburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coopersburg is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Emmaus 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emmaus is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Alburtis 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alburtis is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Fountain Hill 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fountain Hill is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Coplay 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coplay is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Milford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Ancient Oaks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ancient Oaks is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Breinigsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Breinigsville is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Cementon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cementon is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Cetronia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cetronia is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
DeSales University 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves DeSales University is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Dorneyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dorneyville is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Egypt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Egypt is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Fullerton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fullerton is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanover is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Heidelberg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heidelberg is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Hokendauqua 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hokendauqua is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Laurys Station 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laurys Station is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Lower Macungie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Macungie is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Lower Milford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Milford is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Lowhill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowhill is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Lynn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lynn is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Macungie 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macungie is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
New Tripoli 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Tripoli is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
North Whitehallship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Whitehallship is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Salisbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salisbury is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Schnecksville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schnecksville is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Slatedale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slatedale is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Slatington 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slatington is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
South Whitehall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Whitehall is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Stiles 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stiles is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Trexlertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trexlertown is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Upper Macungie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Macungie is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Upper Milford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Milford is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Upper Saucon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Saucon is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Weisenberg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weisenberg is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Wescosville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wescosville is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.
Whitehall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitehall is the Lehigh County Housing Authority.