Affordable Housing In Monroe County
Pennsylvania

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Milford Commons Apartments

1800 Milford Commons Ct
East Stroudsburg, PA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Shirley Futch Plaza

4 S Kistler St
East Stroudsburg, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Bridge Street Apartments

26 Bridge St
Stroudsburg, PA
Call For Rent
4 BR

Knob Crest

3 Knob Rd
Mount Pocono, PA
62+
HCV Welcome

Belmont Knoll

1 Center Ave
Mount Pocono, PA
62+
HCV Welcome

Eagle Valley Apartments

220 Stokes Ave
East Stroudsburg, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Creekview Apartments

100 Ed Christine Dr
Stroudsburg, PA
Subsidized

White Stone Commons

White Stone Corner RD
Stroudsburg, PA
HCV Welcome

Limekiln Manor Apartments

19 Kinney Ave
Mount Pocono, PA
HCV Welcome

Lapark Living Center

25 Leacock Rd
Paradise, PA
HCV Welcome

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 913 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 501 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Monroe County, HUD housing programs support 181 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 412 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Monroe County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Monroe County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 913
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 501
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Total Population 167,881
Housing Units 57,297
Average Household Size 2.89
Median Household Income $57,365 ±$2,071
Median Rent $1,014 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.34% ± 3.37pp

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 167,881. There are 57,297 households in the county with an average household size of 2.89 persons. 21.64% of households in Monroe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe County

The median gross income for households in Monroe County is $57,365 a year, or $4,780 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,014 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe County, a household making less than $3,380 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe County.1

Area Median Income In Monroe 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 Monroe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

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 Monroe 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 Monroe County HUD Rental Assistance in Monroe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $18,950 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Monroe County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2011, 7 low income apartment communities containing 404 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Monroe County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Monroe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $33,120 $37,860 $42,600 $47,280 $51,120 $54,900 $58,680 $62,460

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Monroe County is $42,600 a year, or $3,550 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,550 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,065 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $690 $739 $888 $1,025 $1,144 $1,262
60% $828 $887 $1,065 $1,230 $1,373 $1,514
Fair Market Rents in Monroe County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$737 $871 $1,111 $1,523 $1,734

Cities In Monroe County

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City Listings Served By
East Stroudsburg 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Stroudsburg is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Stroudsburg 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stroudsburg is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Mount Pocono 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Pocono is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Harrodsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrodsburg is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Smithville-Sanders 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smithville-Sanders is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Stinesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stinesville is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Arlington Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arlington Heights is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Barrett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barrett is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Brodheadsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brodheadsville is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Chestnuthill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chestnuthill is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Coolbaugh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coolbaugh is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Delaware Water Gap 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delaware Water Gap is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Effort 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Effort is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Eldred 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eldred is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Emerald Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emerald Lakes is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Gouldsboro 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gouldsboro is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Hamilton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamilton is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Jackson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Middle Smithfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middle Smithfield is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Mountainhome 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountainhome is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Paradise 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paradise is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Penn Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn Estates is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Pocono 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pocono is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Pocono Pines 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pocono Pines is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Polk 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Polk is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Price 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Price is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Ross 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ross is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Saw Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saw Creek is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Saylorsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saylorsburg is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Sierra View 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierra View is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Smithfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smithfield is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Stroud 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stroud is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Sun Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sun Valley is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Tobyhanna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tobyhanna is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.
Tunkhannock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tunkhannock is the Housing Authority of Monroe County.