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Affordable Housing In Monroe County
Pennsylvania

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Milford Commons Apartments

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

Shirley Futch Plaza

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

Bridge Street Apartments

26 Bridge St
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
4 BR

Knob Crest

3 Knob Rd
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
62+

Belmont Knoll

1 Center Ave
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
62+

Eagle Valley Apartments

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

Creekview Apartments

100 Ed Christine Dr
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

White Stone Commons

White Stone Corner RD
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Limekiln Manor Apartments

19 Kinney Ave
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

Lapark Living Center

25 Leacock Rd
Paradise, Pennsylvania

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

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 913 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Monroe County features 501 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 Monroe County, Pennsylvania

There are 412 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Monroe County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Monroe County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monroe County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $945 and $1,155.

2020 Monroe 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 $723 $829 $1,050 $1,451 $1,671
Payment Standard Range $651 to $795 $746 to $912 $945 to $1,155 $1,306 to $1,596 $1,504 to $1,838

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monroe County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 913
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 501
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
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
Total Population 167,881

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.

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 $79,100

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 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 $16,650 $19,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% of Median $44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600

Cities In Monroe County

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