Affordable Housing In Monaca
Beaver County, Pennsylvania

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monaca

Spring Run Apartments

1999 Marshall Rd.
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

A.C. Edgecomb Apartments

1150 Bechtel St
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Pmh VI - Todd

270 Todd Ln
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Disabled Supportive Housing

1297 Brodhead Rd.

1297 Brodhead Rd
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Monaca

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monaca, Pennsylvania

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 371 affordable apartments for rent in Monaca, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Monaca, Pennsylvania

Monaca features 369 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 Monaca, Pennsylvania

There are 2 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monaca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monaca, Pennsylvania

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

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

2020 Monaca, 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 research.

Monaca, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 371
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 369
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.56%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $41,239 ±$3,039
Median Rent $604 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.08% ± 10.21pp
Total Population 5,706

Population and Household Demographics

Monaca is a City in Beaver County, Pennsylvania with a population of 5,706. There are 2,573 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 31.56% of households in Monaca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monaca

The median gross income for households in Monaca is $41,239 a year, or $3,437 a month. The median rent for the city is $604 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monaca, a household making less than $2,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Monaca.1

Area Median Income In Monaca

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 Monaca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaver County.

In Monaca, 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 Monaca

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 Monaca

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