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Affordable Housing In Pine Grove
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pine Grove

Whispering Pines

29 Whispering Pines Blvd
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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1-2 BR

Pine Grove Elderly Housing

15 Conrad Richter Dr
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Pine Grove

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 52 affordable apartments for rent in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania

Pine Grove features 24 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 Pine Grove, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $651 and $795.

2020 Pine Grove, 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 $569 $723 $961 $1,077
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $512 to $626 $651 to $795 $865 to $1,057 $969 to $1,185

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pine Grove, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 52
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $45,795 ±$10,622
Median Rent $615 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.13% ± 9.82pp
Total Population 2,081

Population and Household Demographics

Pine Grove is a city in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,081. There are 819 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 40.66% of households in Pine Grove are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pine Grove

The median gross income for households in Pine Grove is $45,795 a year, or $3,816 a month. The median rent for the city is $615 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pine Grove, a household making less than $2,050 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Pine Grove.

Area Median Income In Pine Grove

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 Pine Grove, the AMI is calculated from all households within Schuylkill County.

In Pine Grove, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Pine Grove

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 Pine Grove

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,800
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050