Affordable Housing In New Columbus
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve New Columbus

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Columbus, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in New Columbus, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in New Columbus, Pennsylvania

New Columbus features 0 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 Columbus, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Columbus, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New Columbus landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in New Columbus.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Columbus, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $723 and $883.

2020 New Columbus, 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 $566 $657 $803 $1,040 $1,109
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $591 to $723 $723 to $883 $936 to $1,144 $998 to $1,220

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Columbus, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.32%
Average Renter Household Size 3.59
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $31,563 ±$9,264
Median Rent $900 ±$148
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 17.65% ± 87.74pp
Total Population 225

Population and Household Demographics

New Columbus is a City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 225. There are 88 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 19.32% of households in New Columbus are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Columbus

The median gross income for households in New Columbus is $31,563 a year, or $2,630 a month. The median rent for the city is $900 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Columbus, a household making less than $3,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 17.65% of households who rent are overburdened in New Columbus.1

Area Median Income In New Columbus

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

In New Columbus, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,000

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 Columbus

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 New Columbus HUD Rental Assistance in New Columbus

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,100 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% of Median $37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800