Affordable Housing In South New Castle
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve South New Castle

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in South New Castle, Pennsylvania

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

Income Based Apartments in South New Castle, Pennsylvania

South New Castle 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 South New Castle, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in South New Castle, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South New Castle, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $687 and $839.

2020 South New Castle, 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 $497 $580 $763 $951 $1,092
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $522 to $638 $687 to $839 $856 to $1,046 $983 to $1,201

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

South New Castle, 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 16.67%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $41,944 ±$6,759
Median Rent $613 ±$171
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.62% ± 30.34pp
Total Population 742

Population and Household Demographics

South New Castle is a City in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania with a population of 742. There are 312 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 16.67% of households in South New Castle are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South New Castle

The median gross income for households in South New Castle is $41,944 a year, or $3,495 a month. The median rent for the city is $613 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South New Castle, a household making less than $2,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.62% of households who rent are overburdened in South New Castle.1

Area Median Income In South New Castle

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 South New Castle, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lawrence County.

In South New Castle, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,000

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 South New Castle

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 South New Castle HUD Rental Assistance in South New Castle

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,900
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
80% of Median $36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650