Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Scranton, PA

Discover affordable housing in Scranton where there are 52+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Hotel Jermyn Apartments

326 Biden St , Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503

bed Studio-2
payment $828-1046/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Skyview Park Apartments

43 Crown Circle Dr, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Finch Towers Associates

424 Wyoming Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Keystone Place

101 Smallacombe Dr, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

Delaware Tower Apartments

100 Smallacombe Dr, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized

Scranton Square

1730 Dickson Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Saint Catherine Manor Apartments

5 Knox Rd, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Cabrini

113 N Cabrini Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18504

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

Geneva House

323 Adams Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503

payment Subsidized

Mulberry Towers

499 Mulberry St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503

payment Subsidized

Webster Towers

500 N Webster Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510

payment Subsidized

United House

501 Pine St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509

payment Subsidized

Lutherwood

1 Lake Scranton Rd, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505

payment Subsidized

Amos Towers

525 Jefferson Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510

payment Subsidized

Goodwill Neighborhood Residents

600 Beech Street , Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

420 Genet St

420 Genet St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505

bed 1
payment $775/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

716-718-718 Landis St

716-718-718 Landis St, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18504

bed 1
payment $800/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1747 Sanderson Ave Unit 2

1747 Sanderson Ave Unit 2, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509

bed 2
payment $945/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

527 Meridian Ave Unit Apt#2

527 Meridian Ave Unit Apt#2, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18504

bed 2
payment $900/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

826 Prospect Ave

826 Prospect Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505

bed 2
payment $950/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Scranton, Pennsylvania
$19.68/hour
$12.43 (+171%) more than Pennsylvania minimum wage and $12.43 (+171%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Scranton, Pennsylvania?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Scranton.

How many renters live in Scranton, Pennsylvania?

The City of Scranton has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 43.98 percent of the population living in Scranton.

What is the rental market like in Scranton, Pennsylvania?

There are an estimated housing units in the Scranton area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, there are 1.01 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Scranton?

The rental vacancy rate in Scranton is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Scranton for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Scranton
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
358 4,477 5,753 4,772 610
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Scranton

A large number of apartments in Scranton have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Scranton

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $730 to $1,464. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $730
One BR $854
Two BR $1,039
Three BR $1,343
Four BR $1,464
2024 Fair Market Rents in Scranton, Pennsylvania

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Scranton?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 304 85 percent
One BR 2,666 60 percent
Two BR 3,467 60 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Scranton, Pennsylvania

How many affordable rental units are in Scranton?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Scranton, Pennsylvania including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton features 3,029 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 Scranton, Pennsylvania

There are 200 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Scranton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scranton, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Scranton landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Scranton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Scranton, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $935 and $1,143.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.