Low Income Apartments In Pittsburgh
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Low Income Apartments In Pittsburgh

Maple Ridge

2115 Park Hill Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
$870-925
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Perrytown Place

101 Highland Pines Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
$617-885
Studio-1 BR

Allegheny Commons

255 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh, PA
$580-889
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Homewood House

7130 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

The Legacy Apartments

2121 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Wood Towers

810 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Homewood North

10 Albertice St
Pittsburgh, PA
1-4 BR

Homewood North Apartments

1020 Brushton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Bennett Place Apartments

7245 Bennett Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Murray Towers

2385 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Studio-2 BR

There are 206 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 16,507 affordable apartments for rent in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 13,283 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 6,176 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Pittsburgh. There are 2,888 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Pittsburgh

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Moving to Work; Public Housing Homeownership
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 206
Total Low Income Apartments 16,507
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 13,283
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.97%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Total Population 305,928
Housing Units 132,468
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $40,715 ±$685
Median Rent $810 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.08% ± 1.34pp

Population and Household Demographics

Pittsburgh is a City in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 305,928. There are 132,468 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 51.97% of households in Pittsburgh are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pittsburgh

The median gross income for households in Pittsburgh is $40,715 a year, or $3,393 a month. The median rent for the city is $810 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pittsburgh, a household making less than $2,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Pittsburgh.1

Fair Market Rents in Pittsburgh

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$647 $725 $896 $1,137 $1,248