Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Northampton County, PA

Discover affordable housing in Northampton County where there are 77+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Goepp Street Apartments

732 E Goepp St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Schoenersville Apartments

1547 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Eaton Avenue Apartments

1102 Eaton Ave, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Knox Avenue Senior Apartments

1101 Knox Ave, Easton, Pennsylvania 18040

Grandview Apartments

100 Grandview Terrace, Easton, Pennsylvania 18045

Hellertown Apartments

950 Front St, Hellertown, Pennsylvania 18055

Northampton Senior Apartments

1702 Main St, Northampton, Pennsylvania 18067

Nazareth Senior Apartments

368 Madison Ave, Lower Nazareth, Pennsylvania 18064

South Third Street Apartments

100 S 3rd St, Easton, Pennsylvania 18042

Bangor Elderly

101 Murray St , Bangor, Pennsylvania 18013

Parkview at Bethlehem

1241 Club Avenue, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Bethlehem Townhouses I

1005C Livingston St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017

Easton Senior Citizen Housing

127 S 4th Street, Easton, Pennsylvania 18042

Saucon Manor Apartments

650 Northampton St, Hellertown, Pennsylvania 18055

Forte Apartments

1345 E 5th St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Wind Gap Manor

665 Alpha Rd, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania 18091

Washington Apartments

2174 Washington Ave, Northampton, Pennsylvania 18067

Atlantic Street Apartments

825 Atlantic St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Woodland Manor

1918 Gatewood Ln, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Hampton House Apartments

1802 Lincoln Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania 18067

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Northampton County, Pennsylvania
$19.76 (+273%) more than Pennsylvania minimum wage and $19.76 (+273%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Northampton County, Pennsylvania?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Northampton County.

How many renters live in Northampton County, Pennsylvania?

The County of Northampton County has 318,526 people living in 121,651 households.

There are 82,017 renters living in 37,803 renter households in this County. Renters make up 25.75 percent of the population living in Northampton County.

What is the rental market like in Northampton County, Pennsylvania?

There are an estimated 129,621 housing units in the Northampton County area. Of these, 39,610 units are rental homes, making up 31 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Northampton County?

The rental vacancy rate in Northampton County is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Northampton County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Northampton County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,803 11,885 13,301 8,973 1,202
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Northampton County

A large number of apartments in Northampton County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Northampton County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 55 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 28 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Northampton County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $972 to $1,900. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $972
One BR $1,137
Two BR $1,426
Three BR $1,821
Four BR $1,900
2024 Fair Market Rents in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Northampton County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 619 34 percent
One BR 6,037 51 percent
Two BR 6,996 53 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

How many affordable rental units are in Northampton County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Northampton County, Pennsylvania including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,433
Public Housing 1,768
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,208
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 46
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 99
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 13
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 107
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Northampton County features 3,547 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 County, Pennsylvania

There are 1,124 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Northampton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Northampton County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Northampton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Northampton County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,283 and $1,569.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.