Affordable Housing In Luzerne County
Pennsylvania

54 Low Income Apartment Communities In Luzerne County

Hazlewood Apartments

1000 W 28th St
Hazleton, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Heritage Point Apartments

151 Dana St
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Old School On Luzerne

311 Luzerne Ave
West Pittston, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+
HCV Welcome

Woodbryn

41 Woodbryn Dr
Mountain Top, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Daniel J Flood Tower

230 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Temple Apartments

5 Heisz Street
Edwardsville, PA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Gennaro Gardens

522 N. Church Street
Hazleton, PA
62+
HCV Welcome

Oak Ridge Apartments

32 Oak Ridge Ln
Mountain Top, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Fairfield Apartments

22 Trees Lane
Fairview, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sullivan Place

464 S Franklin St
Wilkes-Barre, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Luzerne County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Luzerne County

Housing Authority Programs
City of Pittston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
The Housing Auth of the City of Nanticoke Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Hazleton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 54 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,696 affordable apartments for rent in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Luzerne County features 5,111 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 585 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Luzerne County.

Luzerne County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 54
Total Low Income Apartments 5,696
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,111
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $45,897 ±$895
Median Rent $702 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.65% ± 1.67pp
Total Population 320,095

Population and Household Demographics

Luzerne County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 320,095. There are 128,692 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 32.36% of households in Luzerne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Luzerne County

The median gross income for households in Luzerne County is $45,897 a year, or $3,825 a month. The median rent for the county is $702 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Luzerne County, a household making less than $2,340 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Luzerne County.1

Area Median Income In Luzerne 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 Luzerne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,000

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 Luzerne 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 Luzerne County HUD Rental Assistance in Luzerne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,100 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% of Median $37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Luzerne County

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

From 1989 to 2006, 7 low income apartment communities containing 402 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Luzerne 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 Luzerne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
60% of Median $28,140 $32,160 $36,180 $40,200 $43,440 $46,680 $49,860 $53,100

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 Luzerne County is $36,180 a year, or $3,015 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,015 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $905 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% $586 $628 $754 $871 $973 $1,073
60% $704 $754 $905 $1,046 $1,167 $1,287
Fair Market Rents in Luzerne 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
$566 $657 $803 $1,040 $1,109

Cities In Luzerne County

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City Listings Served By
Newport 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newport is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Wyoming 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyoming is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Freeland 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freeland is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Pittston 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pittston is the City of Pittston Housing Authority.
Edwardsville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edwardsville is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
West Pittston 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pittston is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Nanticoke 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nanticoke is the The Housing Auth of the City of Nanticoke.
Glen Lyon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Lyon is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Plymouth 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plymouth is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Weston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weston is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Ashley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashley is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Avoca 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avoca is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Bear Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bear Creek is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Bear Creek Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bear Creek Village is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Beech Mountain Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beech Mountain Lakes is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Black Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Creek is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Browntown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Browntown is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Buck 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buck is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Butler 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butler is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Chase 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chase is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Conyngham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conyngham is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Conynghamship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conynghamship is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Courtdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Courtdale is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Dallas 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dallas is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Dallasship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dallasship is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Dennison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dennison is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Dorrance 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dorrance is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Dupont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dupont is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Duryea 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duryea is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
East Berwick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Berwick is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Exeter 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exeter is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Exetership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exetership is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Fairmount 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairmount is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Fairview 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairview is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Forty Fort 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forty Fort is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Foster 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foster is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Franklin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Georgetown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanover is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Harleigh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harleigh is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Harveys Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harveys Lake is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Hazle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hazle is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Hazleton 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hazleton is the Hazleton Housing Authority.
Hickory Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hickory Hills is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Hilldale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilldale is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Hollenback 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollenback is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hudson is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Hughestown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hughestown is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Hunlock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hunlock is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Huntington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Inkerman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inkerman is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Jackson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Jeddo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jeddo is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Jenkins 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jenkins is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Kingston 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingston is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Kingstonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingstonship is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Laflin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laflin is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Larksville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Larksville is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Lattimer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lattimer is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Laurel Run 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laurel Run is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Lehman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lehman is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Luzerne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Luzerne is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Mocanaqua 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mocanaqua is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Mountain Top 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Top is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Nescopeck 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nescopeck is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Nescopeckship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nescopeckship is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
New Columbus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Columbus is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Newportship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newportship is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Nuangola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nuangola is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Nuremberg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nuremberg is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Pardeesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pardeesville is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Penn Lake Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn Lake Park is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Pikes Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pikes Creek is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Pittstonship 0
Plains 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plains is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Plainsship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainsship is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Plymouthship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plymouthship is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Pringle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pringle is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Rice 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rice is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Ross 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ross is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Salem 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Shavertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shavertown is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Sheatown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheatown is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Shickshinny 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shickshinny is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Silkworth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silkworth is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Slocum 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slocum is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Sugarloaf 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sugarloaf is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Sugar Notch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sugar Notch is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Swoyersville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swoyersville is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Trucksville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trucksville is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Union 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Upper Exeter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Exeter is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Wanamie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wanamie is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Warrior Run 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrior Run is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
West Hazleton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Hazleton is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
West Nanticoke 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Nanticoke is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
West Wyoming 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Wyoming is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
White Haven 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Haven is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Wilkes-Barre 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilkes-Barre is the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority.
Wilkes Barreship 0
Wright 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wright is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Yatesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yatesville is the Housing Authority of Luzerne County.
Wilkes-Barreship 0
Wilkes Barre 0