Affordable Housing In Pocono Pines
Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Pocono Pines

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. Pocono Pines features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pocono Pines.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pocono Pines, 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 20.97%
Average Renter Household Size 1.43
Average Household Size 2.08
Median Household Income $50,482 ±$3,651
Median Rent $694 ±$178
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.58% ± 36.21pp
Total Population 942

Population and Household Demographics

Pocono Pines is a City in Monroe County, Pennsylvania with a population of 942. There are 453 households in the city with an average household size of 2.08 persons. 20.97% of households in Pocono Pines are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pocono Pines

The median gross income for households in Pocono Pines is $50,482 a year, or $4,207 a month. The median rent for the city is $694 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pocono Pines, a household making less than $2,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Pocono Pines.1

Area Median Income In Pocono Pines

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 Pocono Pines, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In Pocono Pines, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

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 Pocono Pines

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 Pocono Pines HUD Rental Assistance in Pocono Pines

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $18,950 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250
Fair Market Rents in Pocono Pines

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$723 $829 $1,050 $1,451 $1,671