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Affordable Housing In Salix
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Salix

Cherrywood Gardens

102 Taylor Ln
Salix, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Salix

Housing Authority Programs
Johnstown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Salix, Pennsylvania

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 140 affordable apartments for rent in Salix, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Salix, Pennsylvania

Salix 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 Salix, Pennsylvania

There are 140 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salix.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Salix, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Salix, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $652 and $796.

2021 Salix, 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
Salix, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $524 $572 $724 $923 $1,041
Salix, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $515 to $629 $652 to $796 $831 to $1,015 $937 to $1,145

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Salix, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.6%
Average Renter Household Size 1.66
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $54,138 ±$21,774
Median Rent $434 ±$431
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.72% ± 45.06pp
Total Population 1,167

Population and Household Demographics

Salix is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,167. There are 500 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 27.6% of households in Salix are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salix

The median gross income for households in Salix is $54,138 a year, or $4,512 a month. The median rent for the city is $434 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salix, a household making less than $1,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Salix.

Area Median Income In Salix

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 Salix, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cambria County.

In Salix, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,500

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 Salix

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 Salix

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Salix AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,800 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Salix AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,950 $26,200 $29,500 $32,750 $35,400 $38,000 $40,650 $43,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Salix AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,700 $41,950 $47,200 $52,400 $56,600 $60,800 $65,000 $69,200