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Affordable Housing In Oil City
Venango County, Pennsylvania

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oil City

Seneca Court Apartments

232 Seneca Street
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Towne Towers

7 E 2nd St
Oil City, Pennsylvania

Luther Place

1 Sycamore St
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

Century Scattered Sites

303 Fern Ct
Oil City, Pennsylvania

Cherry Hill Apartments

19 Rockwood Ave
Oil City, Pennsylvania

Moran Siverly

110 Moran St
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Oil City

Housing Authority Programs
Oil City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Venango County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oil City, Pennsylvania

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 342 affordable apartments for rent in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Oil City, Pennsylvania

Oil City features 318 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 Oil City, Pennsylvania

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oil City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oil City, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oil City landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Oil City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oil City, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Oil City, 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 $563 $572 $714 $890 $1,142
Payment Standard Range $507 to $619 $515 to $629 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $1,028 to $1,256

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oil City, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 342
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 318
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $34,203 ±$2,417
Median Rent $546 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.18% ± 7.17pp
Total Population 10,296

Population and Household Demographics

Oil City is a city in Venango County, Pennsylvania with a population of 10,296. There are 4,281 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 37.33% of households in Oil City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oil City

The median gross income for households in Oil City is $34,203 a year, or $2,850 a month. The median rent for the city is $546 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oil City, a household making less than $1,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Oil City.

Area Median Income In Oil City

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Oil City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Venango County.

In Oil City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,800

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 Oil City

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 Oil City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550