Affordable Housing In Montgomery County
Pennsylvania

54 Low Income Apartment Communities In Montgomery County

The Willows at Reliance Crossing

215 Quinn Court
Souderton, PA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome
VASH Welcome

Moreland Towers

36 E Moreland Ave
Hatboro, PA
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Pleasant Valley

107 E Hector St
Conshohocken, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Birchwood at Ambler

48 N Main St
Ambler, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

The Beech Street Factory

341 Beech St
Pottstown, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Crest Manor

2231 Hamilton Avenue
Willow Grove, PA
$829-936
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Parkview at Oak Crest

560 Oak Drive
Harleysville, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Crossroads Apartments

101 Wexford Court
Pottstown, PA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Montgomery Park Senior Housing Phase 1

1301 Powell Street
Norristown, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

North Hills Manor

300 Linden Ave
Glenside, PA

There are 54 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,169 affordable apartments for rent in Montgomery County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,366 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Montgomery County, HUD housing programs support 1,422 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 801 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Montgomery County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Montgomery County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 54
Total Low Income Apartments 3,169
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,366
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Total Population 812,970
Housing Units 308,626
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $80,675 ±$836
Median Rent $1,158 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.18% ± 1.29pp

Population and Household Demographics

Montgomery County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 812,970. There are 308,626 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 27.44% of households in Montgomery County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Montgomery County

The median gross income for households in Montgomery County is $80,675 a year, or $6,723 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,158 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Montgomery County, a household making less than $3,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Montgomery County.1

Area Median Income In Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County HUD Rental Assistance in Montgomery County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
80% of Median $50,500 $57,700 $64,900 $72,100 $77,900 $83,650 $89,450 $95,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Montgomery County

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

From 1987 to 2008, 18 low income apartment communities containing 653 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
60% of Median $37,860 $43,260 $48,660 $54,060 $58,440 $62,760 $67,080 $71,400

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 Montgomery County is $48,660 a year, or $4,055 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,055 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,217 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% $789 $845 $1,014 $1,172 $1,308 $1,443
60% $947 $1,014 $1,217 $1,406 $1,569 $1,731
Fair Market Rents in Montgomery 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
$840 $992 $1,200 $1,503 $1,715

Cities In Montgomery County

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City Listings Served By
Pottstown 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pottstown is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Souderton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Souderton is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Greenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Stowe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stowe is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Norristown 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norristown is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Royersford 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Royersford is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Ambler 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ambler is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Harleysville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harleysville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Gilbertsville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gilbertsville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Willow Grove 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willow Grove is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Red Hill 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Red Hill is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Collegeville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collegeville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Conshohocken 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conshohocken is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Flourtown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flourtown is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Schwenksville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schwenksville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Pennsburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pennsburg is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
East Norriton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Norriton is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Pottstown Borough 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pottstown Borough is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Alamo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alamo is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lake Holiday 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Holiday is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
New Richmond 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Richmond is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Abington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abington is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Arcadia University 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arcadia University is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Audubon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Audubon is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Blue Bell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blue Bell is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Bridgeport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeport is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Bryn Athyn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bryn Athyn is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Bryn Mawr 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bryn Mawr is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Cheltenham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cheltenham is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Douglass 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Douglass is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Eagleville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagleville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
East Greenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Greenville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
East Norritonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Norritonship is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Evansburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evansburg is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Fort Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Washington is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Franconia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franconia is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Glenside 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenside is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Green Lane 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Lane is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Halfway House 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Halfway House is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Hatboro 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hatboro is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Hatfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hatfield is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Hatfieldship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hatfieldship is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Horsham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Horsham is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Horshamship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Horshamship is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Jenkintown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jenkintown is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
King of Prussia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves King of Prussia is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Kulpsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kulpsville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lansdale 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lansdale is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Limerick 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limerick is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lower Frederick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Frederick is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lower Gwynedd 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Gwynedd is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lower Merion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Merion is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lower Moreland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Moreland is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lower Pottsgrove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Pottsgrove is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lower Providence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Providence is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Lower Salford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Salford is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Maple Glen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maple Glen is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Marlborough 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marlborough is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Montgomery 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Montgomeryville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomeryville is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Narberth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Narberth is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
New Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hanover is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
North Wales 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Wales is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Oreland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oreland is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Penn Wynne 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penn Wynne is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Perkiomen 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perkiomen is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Plymouth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plymouth is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Plymouth Meeting 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plymouth Meeting is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Pottsgrove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pottsgrove is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Rockledge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockledge is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Salford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salford is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Sanatoga 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sanatoga is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Skippack 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skippack is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Skippackship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skippackship is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Springfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Spring House 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring House is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Spring Mount 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Mount is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Towamencin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Towamencin is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Trappe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trappe is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Trooper 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trooper is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Dublin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Dublin is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Frederick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Frederick is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Gwynedd 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Gwynedd is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Hanover is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Merion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Merion is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Moreland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Moreland is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Pottsgrove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Pottsgrove is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Providence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Providence is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Upper Salford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Salford is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
West Conshohocken 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Conshohocken is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
West Norriton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Norriton is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
West Pottsgrove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pottsgrove is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Whitemarsh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitemarsh is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Whitpain 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitpain is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Worcester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worcester is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Woxhall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woxhall is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Wyncote 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyncote is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.
Wyndmoor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyndmoor is the Montgomery County Housing Authority.