Affordable Housing In Perry County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Perry County

Locust Village

200 Leonard St
Marysville, PA

Susquehanna Apartments CO Jld Mgmt

629 N Market St
Duncannon, PA

Pine Street Commons

302 N Pine St
Liverpool, PA
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Perry County, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Perry County, Pennsylvania. Perry County features 80 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Perry County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Perry County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $57,177 ±$1,979
Median Rent $734 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.53% ± 3.9pp
Total Population 45,677

Population and Household Demographics

Perry County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 45,677. There are 18,085 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 21.18% of households in Perry County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Perry County

The median gross income for households in Perry County is $57,177 a year, or $4,765 a month. The median rent for the county is $734 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Perry County, a household making less than $2,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Perry County.1

Area Median Income In Perry 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 Perry County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,100

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 Perry 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 Perry County HUD Rental Assistance in Perry County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,050 $19,500 $21,950 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,400 $32,450 $36,500 $40,550 $43,800 $47,050 $50,300 $53,550
80% of Median $45,450 $51,950 $58,450 $64,900 $70,100 $75,300 $80,500 $85,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Perry County

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

From 1989 to 1995, 3 low income apartment communities containing 80 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Perry 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 Perry County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,400 $32,450 $36,500 $40,550 $43,800 $47,050 $50,300 $53,550
60% of Median $34,080 $38,940 $43,800 $48,660 $52,560 $56,460 $60,360 $64,260

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 Perry County is $43,800 a year, or $3,650 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,650 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,095 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% $710 $761 $913 $1,054 $1,176 $1,298
60% $852 $913 $1,095 $1,265 $1,412 $1,558
Fair Market Rents in Perry 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
$621 $760 $953 $1,216 $1,291

Cities In Perry County

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City Listings Served By
Duncannon 1
Blain 0
Bloomfield 0
Buffalo 0
Carroll 0
Centre 0
Greenwood 0
Howe 0
Jackson 0
Juniata 0
Landisburg 0
Liverpool 1
Liverpoolship 0
Marysville 1
Miller 0
Millerstown 0
New Buffalo 0
Newport 0
Northeast Madison 0
Oliver 0
Penn 0
Rye 0
Saville 0
Southwest Madison 0
Spring 0
Toboyne 0
Tuscarora 0
Tyrone 0
Watts 0
Wheatfield 0