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Affordable Housing In Monroeville
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroeville

Monroe Meadows

400 Trefoil Ct
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
2-3 BR

East Boros Apartments

4165 Ivanhoe Dr
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cambridge Square Apartments

120 Cambridge Square Dr
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Monroeville

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 353 affordable apartments for rent in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Monroeville features 353 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 Monroeville, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroeville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Monroeville landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Monroeville.

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

2020 Monroeville, 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.

Monroeville, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 353
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 353
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.82%
Average Renter Household Size 1.73
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $58,778 ±$3,349
Median Rent $889 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.7% ± 6.75pp
Total Population 28,346

Population and Household Demographics

Monroeville is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 28,346. There are 12,500 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 34.82% of households in Monroeville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroeville

The median gross income for households in Monroeville is $58,778 a year, or $4,898 a month. The median rent for the city is $889 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroeville, a household making less than $2,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroeville.

Area Median Income In Monroeville

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 Monroeville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegheny County.

In Monroeville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,000

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 Monroeville

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 Monroeville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800
80% of Median $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650