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Affordable Housing In Northampton County
Pennsylvania

77 Low Income Apartment Communities In Northampton County

43 - 55 W Spruce St

43 W Spruce St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

55 Broadway

55 Broadway
Bangor, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Grandview II

200 Grandview Dr
Easton, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Atlantic Apartments

729 E 7th St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Broad and High Sts.

604 High St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Cherokee Apartments

501 Cherokee St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Bethlehem Ymca

430 E Broad St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

W Union Blvd.

42 W Union Blvd
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

536 - 38 Broadway St

536 Broadway
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Ferry Street Apartments

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