Affordable Housing In Sheatown
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Sheatown

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sheatown, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Sheatown, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Sheatown, Pennsylvania

Sheatown features 0 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 Sheatown, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sheatown, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sheatown landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sheatown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sheatown, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $723 and $883.

2020 Sheatown, 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.

Sheatown, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $41,750 ±$23,693
Median Rent $686 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 14% ± 39.85pp
Total Population 720

Population and Household Demographics

Sheatown is a City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 720. There are 248 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 20.16% of households in Sheatown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sheatown

The median gross income for households in Sheatown is $41,750 a year, or $3,479 a month. The median rent for the city is $686 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sheatown, a household making less than $2,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 14% of households who rent are overburdened in Sheatown.1

Area Median Income In Sheatown

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 Sheatown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Luzerne County.

In Sheatown, 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 Sheatown

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 Sheatown HUD Rental Assistance in Sheatown

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