Affordable Housing In Mercer County
Pennsylvania

38 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mercer County

Reynolds West Estates

325 12th Street
Greenville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Arlington Manor

835 Arlington Dr
Greenville, Pennsylvania
$473-717
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Wright Village

21 Dunn St
Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Wade D. Mertz Towers

52 S Mercer Ave
Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Greenville House

9 Penn Avenue
Greenville, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

College View Towers

301 S Broad St
Grove City, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
55+
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Orange Village Apartments

200 Orange Dr
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

William A. Gargano Towers

941 Sharon-New Castle Road
Farrell, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Centennial Place Phase I

112 Wallis Ave
Farrell, Pennsylvania

Riverview Manor

15 W Connelly Blvd
Sharon, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Mercer County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

There are 38 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,730 affordable apartments for rent in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Mercer County features 2,474 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 Mercer County, Pennsylvania

There are 256 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mercer County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mercer County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 2,730
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,474
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $44,156 ±$997
Median Rent $621 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.97% ± 3.01pp
Total Population 115,320

Population and Household Demographics

Mercer County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 115,320. There are 45,546 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 26.31% of households in Mercer County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mercer County

The median gross income for households in Mercer County is $44,156 a year, or $3,680 a month. The median rent for the county is $621 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mercer County, a household making less than $2,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Mercer County.1

Area Median Income In Mercer 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 Mercer County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200

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 Mercer 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 Mercer County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,050
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850

Cities In Mercer County

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City Listings Served By
Grove City 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grove City is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Wheatland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheatland is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Hermitage 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hermitage is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sharon 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharon is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Farrell 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farrell is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Fredonia 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fredonia is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sharpsville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharpsville is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Stoneboro 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stoneboro is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sandy Lake 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy Lake is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
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