Affordable Housing In Seneca
Venango County, Pennsylvania

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seneca

Seneca Woods

215 Saint Charles St
Seneca, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pin Oak Village

139 Acorn Dr
Seneca, Pennsylvania

Ranch Street Apartments

150 Ranch St
Seneca, Pennsylvania
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Seneca

Housing Authority Programs
Venango County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Oil City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seneca, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 112 affordable apartments for rent in Seneca, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Seneca, Pennsylvania

Seneca features 112 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 Seneca, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seneca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seneca, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seneca landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Seneca.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seneca, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Seneca, 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 $563 $572 $714 $890 $1,142
Payment Standard Range $507 to $619 $515 to $629 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $1,028 to $1,256

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Seneca, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 112
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 112
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $53,783 ±$4,469
Median Rent $781 ±$177
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 8.22% ± 27.14pp
Total Population 1,278

Population and Household Demographics

Seneca is a City in Venango County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,278. There are 493 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 14.81% of households in Seneca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seneca

The median gross income for households in Seneca is $53,783 a year, or $4,482 a month. The median rent for the city is $781 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seneca, a household making less than $2,603 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 8.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Seneca.1

Area Median Income In Seneca

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 Seneca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Venango County.

In Seneca, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,100

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 Seneca

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 Seneca

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,750
50% of Median $22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% of Median $35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750