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Affordable Housing In Schuylkill Haven
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Schuylkill Haven

St Charles Apartments

145 W Main St
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill Haven High Rise

255 Parkway
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Schuylkill Haven

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 218 affordable apartments for rent in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill Haven features 198 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 Haven, Pennsylvania

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Schuylkill Haven.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $651 and $795.

2020 Schuylkill Haven, 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 research.

Schuylkill Haven, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 218
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 198
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $41,721 ±$13,587
Median Rent $633 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.43% ± 20.63pp
Total Population 5,321

Population and Household Demographics

Schuylkill Haven is a city in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania with a population of 5,321. There are 2,166 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 28.58% of households in Schuylkill Haven are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Schuylkill Haven

The median gross income for households in Schuylkill Haven is $41,721 a year, or $3,477 a month. The median rent for the city is $633 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Schuylkill Haven, a household making less than $2,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Schuylkill Haven.

Area Median Income In Schuylkill Haven

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 Schuylkill Haven, the AMI is calculated from all households within Schuylkill County.

In Schuylkill Haven, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Haven

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 Schuylkill Haven

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,800
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050