Affordable Housing In Sugar Notch
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Sugar Notch

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania

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

Income Based Apartments in Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania

Sugar Notch 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 Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sugar Notch, Pennsylvania

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

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

2020 Sugar Notch, 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.

Sugar Notch, 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 20.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $42,132 ±$11,014
Median Rent $850 ±$316
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.18% ± 20.7pp
Total Population 944

Population and Household Demographics

Sugar Notch is a City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 944. There are 389 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 20.31% of households in Sugar Notch are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sugar Notch

The median gross income for households in Sugar Notch is $42,132 a year, or $3,511 a month. The median rent for the city is $850 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sugar Notch, a household making less than $2,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Sugar Notch.1

Area Median Income In Sugar Notch

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

In Sugar Notch, 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 Sugar Notch

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 Sugar Notch HUD Rental Assistance in Sugar Notch

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