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Affordable Housing In Rochester
Beaver County, Pennsylvania

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rochester

Gordon Camp Apartments

330 Connecticut Ave
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Pinney Street Manor

420 Pinney St
Rochester, Pennsylvania

Pmh IX - Pennsylvania

184 Pennsylvania Ave
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Disabled Supportive Housing

Riverview Apartments

411 Delaware Ave
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Edward and Colleen Keller

PO Box 161
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Rochester

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rochester, Pennsylvania

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 251 affordable apartments for rent in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Rochester, Pennsylvania

Rochester features 222 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 Rochester, Pennsylvania

There are 29 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rochester.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rochester, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rochester, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2020 Rochester, 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 $661 $727 $890 $1,137 $1,248
Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $654 to $800 $801 to $979 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,123 to $1,373

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rochester, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 251
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 222
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.25%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Average Household Size 2.04
Median Household Income $42,222 ±$6,272
Median Rent $557 ±$119
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.06% ± 13.59pp
Total Population 547

Population and Household Demographics

Rochester is a city in Beaver County, Pennsylvania with a population of 547. There are 268 households in the city with an average household size of 2.04 persons. 49.25% of households in Rochester are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rochester

The median gross income for households in Rochester is $42,222 a year, or $3,519 a month. The median rent for the city is $557 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rochester, a household making less than $1,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Rochester.

Area Median Income In Rochester

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 Rochester, the AMI is calculated from all households within Beaver County.

In Rochester, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,000

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 Rochester

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 Rochester

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800
80% of Median $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650