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+
HCV Welcome

Whispering Pines

29 Whispering Pines Blvd
Pine Grove, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Shenandoah Village

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

The Willows at Landisville

611 Caroline Court
Landingville, PA
HCV Welcome

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

Tremont Station

51 N Crescent St
Tremont, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

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. Schuylkill County features 2,419 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 370 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Schuylkill County.

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 2,419
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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Schuylkill County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 16 low income apartment communities containing 428 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Schuylkill County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Schuylkill County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
60% of Median $27,420 $31,320 $35,220 $39,120 $42,300 $45,420 $48,540 $51,660

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Schuylkill County is $35,220 a year, or $2,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $881 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $571 $612 $734 $848 $946 $1,044
60% $686 $734 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
Fair Market Rents in Schuylkill County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$566 $569 $723 $961 $1,077

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