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Affordable Housing In McKees Rocks
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In McKees Rocks

Uansa Villiage

1 Helen and Robb Street
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Ohioview

250 Jefferson Dr
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hays Manor

209 Locust St
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pleasant Ridge

251 Jefferson Drive
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Meyers Ridge Phase I

817 Etna St
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-4 BR

Meyers Ridge - Phase 2

901 Gray Street
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Three Rivers Commons

916 Dohrman St
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Leo Meyer Manor

1015 Church Ave
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Landmark Court

326 Olivia St
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pleasant Ridge

304 Pleasant Ridge Rd
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Guide To Affordable Housing in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 845 affordable apartments for rent in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

McKees Rocks features 316 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 McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

There are 355 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in McKees Rocks.

Housing Choice Vouchers in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay McKees Rocks landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in McKees Rocks.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2020 McKees Rocks, 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 $661 $727 $890 $1,137 $1,248
Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $654 to $800 $801 to $979 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,123 to $1,373

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

McKees Rocks, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 845
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 316
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 60.91%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $28,972 ±$2,590
Median Rent $612 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.75% ± 10.9pp
Total Population 6,075

Population and Household Demographics

McKees Rocks is a City in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 6,075. There are 2,737 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 60.91% of households in McKees Rocks are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in McKees Rocks

The median gross income for households in McKees Rocks is $28,972 a year, or $2,414 a month. The median rent for the city is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In McKees Rocks, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.75% of households who rent are overburdened in McKees Rocks.1

Area Median Income In McKees Rocks

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 McKees Rocks, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegheny County.

In McKees Rocks, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,900

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 McKees Rocks

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 McKees Rocks

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350 $49,550 $52,750
80% of Median $44,750 $51,150 $57,550 $63,900 $69,050 $74,150 $79,250 $84,350