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Affordable Housing In Polk
Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Polk

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Polk, Pennsylvania

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

Income Based Apartments in Polk, Pennsylvania

Polk 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 Polk, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Polk, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Polk, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $945 and $1,155.

2020 Polk, 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 $723 $829 $1,050 $1,451 $1,671
Payment Standard Range $651 to $795 $746 to $912 $945 to $1,155 $1,306 to $1,596 $1,504 to $1,838

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Polk, 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 %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Polk is a city in Monroe County, Pennsylvania with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Polk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Polk

The median gross income for households in Polk is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Polk

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

In Polk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

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 Polk

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 Polk

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,650 $19,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% of Median $44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600