Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Mercer County, PA

Discover affordable housing in Mercer County where there are 45+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Arlington Manor

835 Arlington Dr, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125

bed 1-2
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Wright Village

21 Dunn St, Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania 16145

bed 1-2
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payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Reynolds West Estates

325 12th Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125

bed 1-3
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Wade D. Mertz Towers

52 S Mercer Ave, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania 16150

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Woodside Apartments

100 Woodside Dr, Grove City, Pennsylvania 16127

bed 1-2
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payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

College View Towers

301 S Broad St, Grove City, Pennsylvania 16127

bed 1
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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Orange Village Apartments

200 Orange Dr, Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Hempfield South Apartments

94 Hadley Rd, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125

payment Subsidized
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Geraldine Apartments

521 Delaware Rd, Fredonia, Pennsylvania 16124

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payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based

Hempfield Apartments

92 Hadley Rd, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125

payment Subsidized
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Garden Way Apartments

2350 Garden Way, Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148

payment Subsidized
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Shenango Park Apartments

1400 Bolde Dr, Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148

payment Subsidized

Independence Park

613 Spearman Ave, Farrell, Pennsylvania 16121

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Landay Patterson

806 Hamilton Ave, Farrell, Pennsylvania 16121

payment Subsidized

Pine Tree Village

2861 Mercer West Middlesex Rd, West Middlesex, Pennsylvania 16159

payment Subsidized

Connelly Manor

55 W Connelly Blvd, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146

payment Subsidized

Lavigne Manor

20 Cathedral Dr, Farrell, Pennsylvania 16121

payment Subsidized

Greenville House

9 Penn Avenue, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125

payment Subsidized

Centennial Place Phase II

102 Wallis Ave , Farrell, Pennsylvania 16121

payment Subsidized

William A. Gargano Towers

941 Sharon-New Castle Road, Farrell, Pennsylvania 16121

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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Mercer County, Pennsylvania
$16.00/hour
$8.75 (+121%) more than Pennsylvania minimum wage and $8.75 (+121%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Mercer County, Pennsylvania?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Mercer County.

How many renters live in Mercer County, Pennsylvania?

The County of Mercer County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 21.16 percent of the population living in Mercer County.

What is the rental market like in Mercer County, Pennsylvania?

There are an estimated housing units in the Mercer County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Mercer County?

The rental vacancy rate in Mercer County is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Mercer County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Mercer County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
538 2,720 4,376 3,037 777
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Mercer County

A large number of apartments in Mercer County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Mercer County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $656 to $1,233. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $656
One BR $661
Two BR $845
Three BR $1,148
Four BR $1,233
2024 Fair Market Rents in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Mercer County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 502 93 percent
One BR 1,623 60 percent
Two BR 2,336 53 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

How many affordable rental units are in Mercer County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Mercer County, Pennsylvania including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Mercer County features 2,026 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 409 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 $761 and $930.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.