Affordable Housing In Pikes Creek
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Pikes Creek

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Luzerne County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pikes Creek, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Pikes Creek, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Pikes Creek, Pennsylvania

Pikes Creek 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 Pikes Creek, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pikes Creek.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pikes Creek, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pikes Creek landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Pikes Creek.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pikes Creek, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $723 and $883.

2020 Pikes Creek, 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 $566 $657 $803 $1,040 $1,109
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $591 to $723 $723 to $883 $936 to $1,144 $998 to $1,220

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pikes Creek, 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 25.26%
Average Renter Household Size 3.71
Average Household Size 3.02
Median Household Income $46,484 ±$19,722
Median Rent $1,031 ±$217
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.17% ± 76.4pp
Total Population 287

Population and Household Demographics

Pikes Creek is a City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 287. There are 95 households in the city with an average household size of 3.02 persons. 25.26% of households in Pikes Creek are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pikes Creek

The median gross income for households in Pikes Creek is $46,484 a year, or $3,874 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,031 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pikes Creek, a household making less than $3,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Pikes Creek.1

Area Median Income In Pikes Creek

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 Pikes Creek, the AMI is calculated from all households within Luzerne County.

In Pikes Creek, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,000

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 Pikes Creek

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 Pikes Creek HUD Rental Assistance in Pikes Creek

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,100 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% of Median $37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800