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Affordable Housing In New Castle
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Castle

Neshannock Woods

209 Cambridge St, Unit 601
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vista South Apartments

1116 S Mercer St
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westview Terrace

901 W Grant St
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Skyview Towers

219 N Beaver Street
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Big Run

1300 South Jefferson Street
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Lawrence Manor

211 W Moody Ave
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Highland Terrace

111 W Fairmont Ave
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sheridan Place

26 N Jefferson St
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Hileman Apartments

5 E Wallace Ave
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Lincoln Terrace

201 W Lincoln Avenue
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve New Castle

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Castle, Pennsylvania

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,312 affordable apartments for rent in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in New Castle, Pennsylvania

New Castle features 1,184 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 New Castle, Pennsylvania

There are 128 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Castle.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Castle, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Castle, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2021 New Castle, 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 $515 $592 $780 $974 $1,139
Payment Standard Range $464 to $567 $533 to $651 $702 to $858 $877 to $1,071 $1,025 to $1,253

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

New Castle, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,312
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,184
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $30,422 ±$2,428
Median Rent $585 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.48% ± 5.43pp
Total Population 22,682

Population and Household Demographics

New Castle is a city in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania with a population of 22,682. There are 9,579 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 43.19% of households in New Castle are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Castle

The median gross income for households in New Castle is $30,422 a year, or $2,535 a month. The median rent for the city is $585 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Castle, a household making less than $1,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.48% of households who rent are overburdened in New Castle.

Area Median Income In New Castle

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 New Castle, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lawrence County.

In New Castle, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 New Castle

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 New Castle

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100