Affordable Housing In Roaring Spring
Blair County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Roaring Spring

Roaring Springs Commons

153 Roaring Spring Cmn
Roaring Spring, PA
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1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Roaring Spring Com

153 Roaring Spring Cmn
Roaring Spring, PA
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Housing Authorities that serve Roaring Spring

Housing Authority Programs
Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 172 affordable apartments for rent in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania

Roaring Spring 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 Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania

There are 172 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Roaring Spring.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Roaring Spring landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Roaring Spring.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $693 and $847.

2020 Roaring Spring, 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 $561 $616 $770 $960 $1,043
Payment Standard Range $505 to $617 $554 to $678 $693 to $847 $864 to $1,056 $939 to $1,147

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Roaring Spring, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 172
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.31%
Average Renter Household Size 1.91
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $50,368 ±$7,438
Median Rent $556 ±$85
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.36% ± 16.77pp
Total Population 2,560

Population and Household Demographics

Roaring Spring is a City in Blair County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,560. There are 1,029 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 27.31% of households in Roaring Spring are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Roaring Spring

The median gross income for households in Roaring Spring is $50,368 a year, or $4,197 a month. The median rent for the city is $556 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Roaring Spring, a household making less than $1,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Roaring Spring.1

Area Median Income In Roaring Spring

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 Roaring Spring, the AMI is calculated from all households within Blair County.

In Roaring Spring, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,000

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 Roaring Spring

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 Roaring Spring

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,750
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% of Median $35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750