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Affordable Housing In Sheffield
Warren County, Pennsylvania

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sheffield

Sheffield Country Manor

17 Pickering St
Sheffield, Pennsylvania
1 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Sheffield

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sheffield, Pennsylvania

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Sheffield, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Sheffield, Pennsylvania

Sheffield 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 Sheffield, Pennsylvania

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sheffield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sheffield, Pennsylvania

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

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

2020 Sheffield, 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 $581 $593 $714 $918 $967
Payment Standard Range $523 to $639 $534 to $652 $643 to $785 $826 to $1,010 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sheffield, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.36%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $38,750 ±$12,114
Median Rent $428 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.24% ± 25.83pp
Total Population 1,132

Population and Household Demographics

Sheffield is a city in Warren County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,132. There are 448 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 30.36% of households in Sheffield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sheffield

The median gross income for households in Sheffield is $38,750 a year, or $3,229 a month. The median rent for the city is $428 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sheffield, a household making less than $1,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Sheffield.

Area Median Income In Sheffield

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 Sheffield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Warren County.

In Sheffield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,500

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 Sheffield

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 Sheffield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550