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Affordable Housing In Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania

521 Low Income Apartment Communities In Philadelphia County

Casa Farnese Apartments

1300 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Market Rate
Subsidized

Ruth Williams House

2415 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Homeless Supportive Housing
Accepts Vouchers

Orinoka Civic House

2771 Ruth Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Roberto Clemente Homes

3921 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Wynne Senior Residences

2001 N. 54th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Sarah Allen Community Homes

4035 Parrish St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible

Haddington Townhouses

5437 Wyalusing Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

The Willows at Edgewood

1508 W Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$642-800
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible

University Square Apartments

3901 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$829
1 BR
Subsidized

Washington Square West

220 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Guide To Affordable Housing in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

There are 521 low income housing apartment communities offering 33,197 affordable apartments for rent in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County features 23,260 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 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

There are 9,863 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Philadelphia County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Philadelphia County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Philadelphia County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,103 and $1,349.

2020 Philadelphia County, 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 $864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $912 to $1,114 $1,103 to $1,349 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,579 to $1,929

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Philadelphia County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 521
Total Low Income Apartments 33,197
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 23,260
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $38,253 ±$511
Median Rent $922 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.46% ± 0.83pp
Total Population 1,555,072

Population and Household Demographics

Philadelphia County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,555,072. There are 581,050 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 47.36% of households in Philadelphia County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Philadelphia County

The median gross income for households in Philadelphia County is $38,253 a year, or $3,188 a month. The median rent for the county is $922 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Philadelphia County, a household making less than $3,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Philadelphia County.

Area Median Income In Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,600

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 Philadelphia 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Philadelphia County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
80% of Median $54,150 $61,850 $69,600 $77,300 $83,500 $89,700 $95,900 $102,050

Cities In Philadelphia County

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City Served By
Philadelphia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Philadelphia is the Philadelphia Housing Authority.