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Affordable Housing In Northampton County
Pennsylvania

77 Low Income Apartment Communities In Northampton County

Moravian House IIi

133 W Union Blvd
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Spitale Elderly Apartments

607 Northampton St
Easton, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Fred B Rooney Aka Bethlehem Developers

4 E 4th St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Apartments at Greenfield

299 Wolf St
Bath, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Lutheran Manor

2085 Westgate Drive
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Neston Heights

205 E Kleinhans St
Easton, Pennsylvania

South Side Lofts

435 Hayes Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

941 E 4th St

941 E 4th St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Belvidere Associates

19 Belvidere St
Lower Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Bishop Apartments

527 Northampton St
Easton, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Northampton County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

There are 77 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,268 affordable apartments for rent in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Northampton County features 3,019 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 1,249 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 $923 and $1,129.

2020 Northampton County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Northampton County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 77
Total Low Income Apartments 4,268
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,019
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $60,972 ±$1,027
Median Rent $957 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.85% ± 2.47pp
Total Population 299,616

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.

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 $78,200

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 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 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 $21,720 $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

Cities In Northampton County

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