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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

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+

Orange Village Apartments

200 Orange Dr
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

William A. Gargano Towers

941 Sharon-New Castle Road
Farrell, Pennsylvania
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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mercer County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $650 and $794.

2020 Mercer County, 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 $551 $555 $722 $930 $1,034
Payment Standard Range $496 to $606 $500 to $611 $650 to $794 $837 to $1,023 $931 to $1,137

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.

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 $66,700

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 $14,000 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,050
50% of Median $23,350 $26,700 $30,050 $33,350 $36,050 $38,700 $41,400 $44,050
80% of Median $37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450

Cities In Mercer County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Clark The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clark is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Coolspring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coolspring is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Deer Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Creek is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Delaware The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delaware is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
East Lackawannock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Lackawannock is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Fairview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairview is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Farrell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farrell is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Findley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Findley is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Fredonia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fredonia is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
French Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves French Creek is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Greene The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greene is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Greenville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Grove City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grove City is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Hempfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hempfield is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Hermitage The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hermitage is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Jackson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Jackson Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson Center is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Jamestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamestown is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Lackawannock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lackawannock is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Lake Latonka The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Latonka is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Liberty The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Mercer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mercer is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Mill Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mill Creek is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
New Lebanon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Lebanon is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
New Vernon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Vernon is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Otter Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otter Creek is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Perry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Pine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Pymatuning The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pymatuning is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Reynolds Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reynolds Heights is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sandy Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy Creek is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sandy Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy Lake is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sandy Lakeship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy Lakeship is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sharon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharon is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sharpsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharpsville is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sheakleyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheakleyville is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Shenango The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shenango is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
South Pymatuning The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Pymatuning is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Stoneboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stoneboro is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Sugar Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sugar Grove is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
West Middlesex The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Middlesex is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
West Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Salem is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Wheatland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheatland is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Wilmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Wolf Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wolf Creek is the Mercer County Housing Authority.
Worth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worth is the Mercer County Housing Authority.