Affordable Housing In Northampton County
Pennsylvania

78 Low Income Apartment Communities In Northampton County

Ferry Street Apartments

600 Ferry St
Easton, PA
HCV Welcome

Jefferson St - N Union St

32 N Union St
Easton, PA

Bushkill House

66 N Locust St
Easton, PA

Main Street Apartments

1700 Main St
Northampton, PA
HCV Welcome

Harlan House Senior Associates

221 S 4th St
Easton, PA
HCV Welcome

Lexies Dream

1609 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA
HCV Welcome

Homes for America - Bvlp Elderly Housing

1434 Pennsylvania Ave
Bethlehem, PA
HCV Welcome

Century House

8 N Main St
Bangor, PA
Subsidized

Butler Street Apartments

1198 Butler St
Easton, PA
HCV Welcome

Oliver C Border House

15 Wood St
Lower Nazareth, PA

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

There are 78 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,319 affordable apartments for rent in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Northampton County features 3,070 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,249 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Northampton County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Northampton County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 78
Total Low Income Apartments 4,319
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,070
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.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
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$694 $804 $1,026 $1,327 $1,390

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 2 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