Affordable Housing In Palmer Heights
Guide To Affordable Housing in Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania
There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania.
Income Based Apartments in Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania
Palmer Heights features 0 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 Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Palmer Heights.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Palmer Heights landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Palmer Heights.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Palmer Heights, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $923 and $1,129.
2020 Palmer Heights, 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.
Palmer Heights, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||0|
|Total Low Income Apartments||0|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||8.33%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.34|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Median Household Income||$68,056 ±$9,946|
|Median Rent||$1,150 ±$243|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||35.29% ± 27.8pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Palmer Heights is a city in Northampton County, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,657. There are 1,428 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 8.33% of households in Palmer Heights are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Palmer Heights
The median gross income for households in Palmer Heights is $68,056 a year, or $5,671 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,150 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Palmer Heights, a household making less than $3,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Palmer Heights.
Area Median Income In Palmer Heights
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 Palmer Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Northampton County.
In Palmer Heights, 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 Palmer Heights
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 Palmer Heights
|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|