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Affordable Housing In Macungie
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Macungie

Franklin Balliet Apartments at Macungie Meadows

101 W Main St
Macungie, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Locust Street Apartments

22 Locust St
Macungie, Pennsylvania
1 BR

Cedar Street Apartments

25 Cedar St
Macungie, Pennsylvania
1 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Macungie

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Macungie, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Macungie, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Macungie, Pennsylvania

Macungie 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 Macungie, Pennsylvania

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Macungie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Macungie, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Macungie landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Macungie.

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

2020 Macungie, 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 research.

Macungie, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.61%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $53,646 ±$9,865
Median Rent $1,032 ±$106
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.22% ± 12.65pp
Total Population 3,111

Population and Household Demographics

Macungie is a city in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,111. There are 1,372 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 44.61% of households in Macungie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Macungie

The median gross income for households in Macungie is $53,646 a year, or $4,471 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,032 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Macungie, a household making less than $3,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Macungie.

Area Median Income In Macungie

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 Macungie, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lehigh County.

In Macungie, 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 Macungie

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 Macungie

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