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Affordable Housing In Mount Union
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mount Union

Chestnut Terrace

120 S Division St
Mount Union, Pennsylvania
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Other Housing Authorities located in Mount Union

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mount Union, Pennsylvania

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 226 affordable apartments for rent in Mount Union, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Mount Union, Pennsylvania

Mount Union features 226 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 Mount Union, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Union, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Union, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Mount Union, 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 $532 $599 $714 $970 $1,079
Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $539 to $659 $643 to $785 $873 to $1,067 $971 to $1,187

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mount Union, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 226
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 226
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $28,271 ±$3,884
Median Rent $456 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.83% ± 12.09pp
Total Population 2,436

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Union is a City in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,436. There are 1,121 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 42.82% of households in Mount Union are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Union

The median gross income for households in Mount Union is $28,271 a year, or $2,356 a month. The median rent for the city is $456 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Union, a household making less than $1,520 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Union.1

Area Median Income In Mount Union

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 Mount Union, the AMI is calculated from all households within Huntingdon County.

In Mount Union, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,800

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 Mount Union

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 Mount Union

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,750
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% of Median $35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750