Affordable Housing In Northampton County
Pennsylvania

78 Low Income Apartment Communities In Northampton County

Bethlehem Townhouses I

1005C Livingston St
Bethlehem, PA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Woodland Manor

1918 Gatewood Ln
Bethlehem, PA
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Wind Gap Manor

665 Alpha Rd
Wind Gap, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Eaton Avenue Apartments

1102 Eaton Ave
Bethlehem, PA
$630-663
1 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Hellertown Apartments

950 Front St
Hellertown, PA
$618-663
1 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Bangor Elderly

101 Murray St
Bangor, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Easton Senior Citizen Housing

127 S 4th Street
Easton, PA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Hampton House Apartments

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

Parkview at Bethlehem

1241 Club Avenue
Bethlehem, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Saucon Manor Apartments

650 Northampton Street
Hellertown, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR

There are 78 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,794 affordable apartments for rent in Northampton County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,519 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Northampton County, HUD housing programs support 1,050 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,275 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Northampton County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Northampton County

Housing Authority Programs
Bethlehem Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Easton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Northampton County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 78
Total Low Income Apartments 4,794
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,519
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Total Population 299,616
Housing Units 112,927
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $60,972 ±$1,027
Median Rent $957 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.85% ± 2.47pp

Population and Household Demographics

Northampton County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 299,616. There are 112,927 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 28.21% of households in Northampton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Northampton County

The median gross income for households in Northampton County is $60,972 a year, or $5,081 a month. The median rent for the county is $957 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Northampton County, a household making less than $3,190 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Northampton County.1

Area Median Income In Northampton County

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.

In Northampton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,400

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 County

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 Northampton County HUD Rental Assistance in Northampton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% of Median $43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Northampton County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2004, 21 low income apartment communities containing 813 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Northampton County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Northampton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $32,940 $37,680 $42,360 $47,040 $50,820 $54,600 $58,380 $62,100

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Northampton County is $42,360 a year, or $3,530 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,530 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,059 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $686 $736 $883 $1,019 $1,138 $1,255
60% $824 $883 $1,059 $1,223 $1,365 $1,506
Fair Market Rents in Northampton County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$737 $887 $1,129 $1,464 $1,526

Cities In Northampton County

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City Listings Served By
Easton 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Easton are the Easton Housing Authority and Northampton County Housing Authority.
Middletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Northampton County Housing Authority.
Bath 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bath is the Northampton County Housing Authority.
Bangor 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bangor is the Northampton County Housing Authority.
Wind Gap 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wind Gap is the Northampton County Housing Authority.
Lower Nazareth 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Nazareth is the Northampton County Housing Authority.
Walnutport 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walnutport is the Northampton County Housing Authority.
Freemansburg 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freemansburg is the Northampton County Housing Authority.
Ackermanville 0
Allen 0
Belfast 0
Bethlehem 37
Bushkill 0
Chapman 0
Cherryville 0
East Allen 0
East Bangor 0
Eastlawn Gardens 0
Forks 0
Glendon 0
Hanover 0
Hellertown 3
Lehigh 0
Lower Mount Bethel 0
Lower Nazarethship 0
Lower Saucon 0
Martins Creek 0
Moore 0
Northampton 5
North Catasauqua 0
Old Orchard 0
Palmer 0
Palmer Heights 0
Pen Argyl 0
Plainfield 0
Portland 0
Raubsville 0
Roseto 0
Stockertown 0
Tatamy 0
Upper Mount Bethel 0
Upper Nazareth 0
Washington 0
West Easton 0
Williams 0
Wilson 0