Affordable Housing In Scranton
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scranton

Jermyn Apartments

326 Spruce St
Scranton, PA
$638-666
Studio-1 BR
55+
Accessible
Subsidized

Finch Towers Associates

424 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, PA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Goodwill Neighborhood Residents

600 Beech Street
Scranton, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Keystone Place

101 Smallacombe Dr
Scranton, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Delaware Tower Apartments

100 Smallacombe Dr
Scranton, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Skyview Park Apartments

43 Crown Circle Dr
Scranton, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Geneva House

323 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA
Subsidized

Lutherwood

1 Lake Scranton Rd
Scranton, PA
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mulberry Towers

499 Mulberry St
Scranton, PA
Subsidized

United House

501 Pine St
Scranton, PA
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Scranton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scranton, Pennsylvania

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,260 affordable apartments for rent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton features 3,116 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 144 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 $723 and $883.

2020 Scranton, 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 $657 $803 $1,040 $1,109
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $591 to $723 $723 to $883 $936 to $1,144 $998 to $1,220

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Scranton, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 3,260
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,116
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $37,218 ±$1,042
Median Rent $709 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.32% ± 2.59pp
Total Population 76,064

Population and Household Demographics

Scranton is a City in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania with a population of 76,064. There are 28,946 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 48.12% of households in Scranton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scranton

The median gross income for households in Scranton is $37,218 a year, or $3,102 a month. The median rent for the city is $709 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scranton, a household making less than $2,363 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Scranton.1

Area Median Income In Scranton

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 Scranton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lackawanna County.

In Scranton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,000

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 Scranton

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 Scranton HUD Rental Assistance in Scranton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,100 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% of Median $37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800