Affordable Housing In Liberty
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Liberty

Liberty Cottages

Hebe Ln
Liberty, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Liberty

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Liberty, Pennsylvania

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 11 affordable apartments for rent in Liberty, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Liberty, Pennsylvania

Liberty features 0 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 Liberty, Pennsylvania

There are 11 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Liberty.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Liberty, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Liberty landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Liberty.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Liberty, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $846 and $1,034.

2021 Liberty, 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
Liberty, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $714 $772 $940 $1,206 $1,321
Liberty, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $643 to $785 $695 to $849 $846 to $1,034 $1,085 to $1,327 $1,189 to $1,453

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Liberty, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 11
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 13.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $51,607 ±$4,145
Median Rent $755 ±$131
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.72% ± 18.5pp
Total Population 2,537

Population and Household Demographics

Liberty is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,537. There are 1,068 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 13.58% of households in Liberty are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Liberty

The median gross income for households in Liberty is $51,607 a year, or $4,301 a month. The median rent for the city is $755 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Liberty, a household making less than $2,517 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Liberty.

Area Median Income In Liberty

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Liberty, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegheny County.

In Liberty, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,800

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 Liberty

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 Liberty

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Liberty AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $22,950 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Liberty AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,700 $33,950 $38,200 $42,400 $45,800 $49,200 $52,600 $56,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Liberty AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,500 $54,300 $61,100 $67,850 $73,300 $78,750 $84,150 $89,600