Affordable Housing In Oil City
Venango County, Pennsylvania

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oil City

Seneca Court Apartments

232 Seneca Street
Oil City, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Towne Towers

7 E 2nd St
Oil City, PA
Subsidized

Luther Place

1 Sycamore St
Oil City, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Century Scattered Sites

303 Fern Ct
Oil City, PA

Cherry Hill Apartments

19 Rockwood Ave
Oil City, PA

Moran Siverly

110 Moran St
Oil City, PA
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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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 342 affordable apartments for rent in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Oil City features 318 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 24 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oil City.

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.1

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 $59,100

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 Oil City 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 $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,750
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% of Median $35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Oil City

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

From 2001 to 2001, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Oil City 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 Oil City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
60% of Median $26,580 $30,360 $34,140 $37,920 $40,980 $44,040 $47,040 $50,100

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 Oil City is $34,140 a year, or $2,845 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,845 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $854 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% $554 $593 $711 $822 $918 $1,012
60% $665 $712 $854 $986 $1,101 $1,214
Fair Market Rents in Oil City

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
$563 $572 $714 $890 $1,142