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Affordable Housing In Somerset County
Pennsylvania

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Somerset County

Somerset Manor

749 Poplar St
Central City, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Highland Hills

132 Shaeli Drive
Somerset, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hite House

121 W Main St
Stoystown, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Rockwood Gardens II

740 Somerset Ave
Rockwood, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Rockwood Senior Housing

359 Market St
Rockwood, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Di and Di Senior Apartments

152 Large St
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Quemahoning Towers

1700 Veil Ave
Windber, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Dipasquale Garden Apartments

141 Large St
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Stony Creek Commons

969 Barn St
Hooversville, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Meyersdale Twnhouse

1 Center St
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Somerset County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Somerset County, Pennsylvania

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 677 affordable apartments for rent in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Somerset County features 465 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 Somerset County, Pennsylvania

There are 212 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Somerset County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Somerset County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Somerset County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Somerset County.

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

2020 Somerset County, 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 $587 $591 $714 $960 $1,067
Payment Standard Range $528 to $646 $532 to $650 $643 to $785 $864 to $1,056 $960 to $1,174

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Somerset County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 677
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 465
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $44,587 ±$1,459
Median Rent $580 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.62% ± 3.38pp
Total Population 76,617

Population and Household Demographics

Somerset County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 76,617. There are 29,619 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 21.37% of households in Somerset County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Somerset County

The median gross income for households in Somerset County is $44,587 a year, or $3,716 a month. The median rent for the county is $580 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Somerset County, a household making less than $1,933 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Somerset County.

Area Median Income In Somerset County

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.

In Somerset County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,500

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 Somerset County

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 Somerset County

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

Cities In Somerset County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Addison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Addison is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Addisonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Addisonship is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Benson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benson is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Berlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berlin is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Black The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Boswell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boswell is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Brothersvalley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brothersvalley is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Cairnbrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cairnbrook is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Callimont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Callimont is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Casselman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Casselman is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Central City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central City is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Conemaugh The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conemaugh is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Confluence The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Confluence is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Davidsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Davidsville is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Edie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edie is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Elk Lick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Lick is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Fairhope The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairhope is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Friedens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Friedens is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Garrett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garrett is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Greenville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Hooversville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hooversville is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Indian Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Lake is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Jenner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jenner is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Jennerstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jennerstown is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Jerome The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jerome is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Larimer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Larimer is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Lower Turkeyfoot The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Turkeyfoot is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Meyersdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meyersdale is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Middlecreek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middlecreek is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
New Baltimore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Baltimore is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
New Centerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Centerville is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Northampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northampton is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Ogle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ogle is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Paint The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paint is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Paintship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paintship is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Quemahoning The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quemahoning is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Rockwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockwood is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Salisbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salisbury is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Shade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shade is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Shanksville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shanksville is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Somerset The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somerset is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Somersetship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somersetship is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Southampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southampton is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Stonycreek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stonycreek is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Stoystown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stoystown is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Summit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summit is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Upper Turkeyfoot The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Turkeyfoot is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Ursina The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ursina is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Wellersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellersburg is the Somerset County Housing Authority.
Windber The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windber is the Somerset County Housing Authority.