Affordable Housing In New Castle
20 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Castle
Housing Authorities that serve New Castle
|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|
|New Castle, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent||$515||$592||$780||$974||$1,139|
|New Castle, Pennsylvania 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Castle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Castle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Castle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.