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Affordable Housing In Northampton
Northampton County, Pennsylvania

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Northampton

Hampton House Apartments

1802 Lincoln Avenue
Northampton, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Newport Avenue Apartments

1801 Newport Ave
Northampton, Pennsylvania
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Northampton Senior Apartments

1702 Main St
Northampton, Pennsylvania
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Washington Apartments

2174 Washington Ave
Northampton, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Main Street Apartments

1700 Main St
Northampton, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Northampton, Pennsylvania

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 172 affordable apartments for rent in Northampton, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Northampton, Pennsylvania

Northampton features 101 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 Northampton, Pennsylvania

There are 71 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Northampton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Northampton, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Northampton landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Northampton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Northampton, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.

2020 Northampton, 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 $694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390
Payment Standard Range $625 to $763 $724 to $884 $923 to $1,129 $1,194 to $1,460 $1,251 to $1,529

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Northampton, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 172
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 101
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $47,708 ±$7,961
Median Rent $891 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.87% ± 10.96pp
Total Population 9,895

Population and Household Demographics

Northampton is a city in Northampton County, Pennsylvania with a population of 9,895. There are 4,183 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 31.68% of households in Northampton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Northampton

The median gross income for households in Northampton is $47,708 a year, or $3,976 a month. The median rent for the city is $891 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Northampton, a household making less than $2,970 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Northampton.

Area Median Income In Northampton

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 Northampton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Northampton County.

In Northampton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 Northampton

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 Northampton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600