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Affordable Housing In Nanticoke
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nanticoke

Eastside Moderate Income Housing

346 E Washington St
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Oplinger Towers Apollo Apartments

270 E Main St
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Nc - Rhp - 02, Step by Step Inc

900 S Market St
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Oplinger Towers Apollo Apartments

205 W South St
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Nanticoke

Housing Authority Programs
The Housing Auth of the City of Nanticoke Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of Luzerne County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 527 affordable apartments for rent in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Nanticoke features 516 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 Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

There are 11 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nanticoke.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Nanticoke landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Nanticoke.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $755 and $923.

2021 Nanticoke, 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 $590 $685 $839 $1,082 $1,156
Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $617 to $754 $755 to $923 $974 to $1,190 $1,040 to $1,272

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Nanticoke, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 527
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 516
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $35,481 ±$2,589
Median Rent $663 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.98% ± 8.17pp
Total Population 10,356

Population and Household Demographics

Nanticoke is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 10,356. There are 4,349 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 47.51% of households in Nanticoke are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nanticoke

The median gross income for households in Nanticoke is $35,481 a year, or $2,957 a month. The median rent for the city is $663 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nanticoke, a household making less than $2,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Nanticoke.

Area Median Income In Nanticoke

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 Nanticoke, the AMI is calculated from all households within Luzerne County.

In Nanticoke, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Nanticoke

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 Nanticoke

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
80% of Median $40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750