Affordable Housing In Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Schuylkill County

Greenview Gardens Apartments

105-A Greenview Dr
Butler, PA
$805-809
2 BR
Subsidized

Mahanoy Elderly Housing

10 W Centre St
Mahanoy City, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Independence Square

216 W Independence St
Orwigsburg, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Whispering Pines

29 Whispering Pines Blvd
Pine Grove, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Shenandoah Village

200 E Coal Street
Shenandoah, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

The Willows at Landisville

611 Caroline Court
Landingville, PA
Accepts Vouchers

Tremont Station

51 N Crescent St
Tremont, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+
Subsidized

Shenandoah High Rise

100 S Main St
Shenandoah, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Old Plank Estates I

152-B Old Plank Road
Butler, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Old Plank Estates II

152-B Old Plank Road
Butler, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Schuylkill County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Schuylkill County

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 146,360

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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City Listings Served By
Tremont 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tremont is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Pottsville 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pottsville are the Schuylkill County Housing Authority and Pottsville Housing Authority.
Frackville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frackville is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Pine Grove 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Grove is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Girardville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Girardville is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Orwigsburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orwigsburg is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
New Philadelphia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Philadelphia is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Newtown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newtown is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Shenandoah 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shenandoah is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Tamaqua 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tamaqua is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Tower City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tower City is the Schuylkill County Housing Authority.
Altamont 0
Auburn 0
Barry 0
Beurys Lake 0
Blythe 0
Branch 0
Branchdale 0
Brandonville 0
Buck Run 0
Butler 11
Cass 0
Coaldale 1
Cressona 0
Cumbola 0
Deer Lake 0
Delano 0
Delanoship 0
Donaldson 0
East Brunswick 0
East Norwegian 0
East Union 0
Eldred 0
Englewood 0
Forestville 0
Foster 0
Fountain Springs 0
Frailey 0
Friedensburg 0
Gilberton 0
Gordon 0
Grier City 0
Heckscherville 0
Hegins 0
Heginsship 0
Hometown 0
Hubley 0
Kelayres 0
Kline 0
Klingerstown 0
Lake Wynonah 0
Landingville 1
Lavelle 0
McAdoo 0
McKeansburg 0
Mahanoy 0
Mahanoy City 1
Marlin 0
Mechanicsville 0
Middleport 0
Minersville 1
Mount Carbon 0
Muir 0
New Castle 0
New Ringgold 0
North Manheim 0
North Union 0
Norwegian 0
Oneida 0
Orwin 0
Palo Alto 0
Park Crest 0
Pine Groveship 0
Port Carbon 0
Port Clinton 0
Porter 0
Ravine 0
Reilly 0
Reinerton 0
Renningers 0
Ringtown 0
Rush 0
Ryan 0
St. Clair 0
Schuylkill 0
Schuylkill Haven 2
Seltzer 0
Shenandoah Heights 0
Sheppton 0
South Manheim 0
Summit Station 0
Tremontship 0
Tuscarora 0
Union 0
Upper Mahantongo 0
Valley View 0
Walker 0
Washington 0
Wayne 0
West Brunswick 0
West Mahanoy 0
West Penn 0