Neighborhood Restora Lp Xviii

134 S 50th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assisted
LIHTC

Neighborhood Restorations Xix

27 S 54th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assisted
LIHTC

Inglis Apartments at Elmwood

6200 Eastwick Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assisted
LIHTC

Freedom Village

1618 Poplar St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assisted
LIHTC

Cecil Housing

114 N 56th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assisted
LIHTC
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There are 10,212 low-income apartments in Philadelphia that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can range from $594 to $1,520 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 25,012 low-income homes in Philadelphia where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $357 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 31st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Philadelphia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia features 25,012 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, Pennsylvania

There are 10,212 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Philadelphia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Philadelphia landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Philadelphia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,323 and $1,617.

2023 Philadelphia, 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $1,081 $1,218 $1,470 $1,789 $2,079
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $973 to $1,189 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,323 to $1,617 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,871 to $2,287

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Philadelphia, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 557
Total Low Income Apartments 35,582
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 25,012
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 is a city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,555,072. There are 581,050 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 47.36% of households in Philadelphia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Philadelphia

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

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Philadelphia, 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.

Area Median Income In Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Philadelphia County.

In Philadelphia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $114,400

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

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Philadelphia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Philadelphia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,650 $50,250 $55,800 $60,300 $64,750 $69,200 $73,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Philadelphia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,500 $71,400 $80,350 $89,250 $96,400 $103,550 $110,700 $117,850