Affordable Housing In Schuylkill County
43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Schuylkill County
Housing Authorities that serve Schuylkill County
|Schuylkill County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Other Housing Authorities located in Schuylkill County
|Pottsville Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
There are 43 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,889 affordable apartments for rent in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Income Based Apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Schuylkill County features 2,443 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 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
There are 346 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Schuylkill County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Schuylkill County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Schuylkill County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $651 and $795.
2020 Schuylkill County, 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||$566||$569||$723||$961||$1,077|
|Payment Standard Range||$509 to $623||$512 to $626||$651 to $795||$865 to $1,057||$969 to $1,185|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Schuylkill County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||43|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,889|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,443|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||25.08%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.14|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Median Household Income||$45,535 ±$1,071|
|Median Rent||$635 ±$14|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||35.79% ± 2.56pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Schuylkill County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 146,360. There are 58,554 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 25.08% of households in Schuylkill County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Schuylkill County
The median gross income for households in Schuylkill County is $45,535 a year, or $3,795 a month. The median rent for the county is $635 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Schuylkill County, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Schuylkill County.1
Area Median Income In Schuylkill County
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.
In Schuylkill County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200
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 Schuylkill County
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 Schuylkill County HUD Rental Assistance in Schuylkill County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,700||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,050|
|50% of Median||$22,850||$26,100||$29,350||$32,600||$35,250||$37,850||$40,450||$43,050|
|80% of Median||$36,550||$41,750||$46,950||$52,150||$56,350||$60,500||$64,700||$68,850|
Cities In Schuylkill County
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