Affordable Housing In Susquehanna County
Pennsylvania

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Susquehanna County

William Penn Apartments

331 Main St
Forest City, PA
Subsidized

Kime Apartments

321 Main St
Great Bend, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Harford Village Apartments

23 School St
Harford, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Montrose Square

15 Church St
Montrose, PA
Subsidized

Emerson Southgate Apartments

3 Lackawanna Ave
Hallstead, PA
HCV Welcome

Hj Emerson Apartments

91 Lackawanna Ave
Hallstead, PA
Subsidized
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 264 affordable apartments for rent in Susquehanna County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 240 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Susquehanna County, HUD housing programs support 130 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 24 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Susquehanna County

Housing Authority Programs
Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 264
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 240
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 42,369
Housing Units 17,487
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $50,477 ±$1,686
Median Rent $714 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.06% ± 3.6pp

Population and Household Demographics

Susquehanna County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 42,369. There are 17,487 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 23.25% of households in Susquehanna County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Susquehanna County

The median gross income for households in Susquehanna County is $50,477 a year, or $4,206 a month. The median rent for the county is $714 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Susquehanna County, a household making less than $2,380 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Susquehanna County.1

Area Median Income In Susquehanna 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 Susquehanna County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Susquehanna 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 Susquehanna County HUD Rental Assistance in Susquehanna County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,450 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,200
50% of Median $22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% of Median $35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Susquehanna County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2010 to 2010, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Susquehanna County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Susquehanna County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
60% of Median $26,880 $30,720 $34,560 $38,340 $41,460 $44,520 $47,580 $50,640

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Susquehanna County is $34,560 a year, or $2,880 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,880 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $864 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $560 $600 $720 $831 $928 $1,023
60% $672 $720 $864 $998 $1,113 $1,228
Fair Market Rents in Susquehanna County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$551 $572 $735 $951 $1,073

Cities In Susquehanna County

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City Listings Served By
Great Bend 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Great Bend is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hallstead 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hallstead is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Forest City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest City is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Montrose 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montrose is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Apolacon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Apolacon is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Ararat 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ararat is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Auburn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Bridgewater 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgewater is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Brooklyn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooklyn is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Choconut 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Choconut is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Clifford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifford is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Dimock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dimock is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Forest Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Lake is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Franklin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Franklin is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Friendsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Friendsville is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Gibson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gibson is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Great Bendship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Great Bendship is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Harford 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harford is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Harmony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harmony is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Herrick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herrick is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Hop Bottom 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hop Bottom is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jackson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Jessup 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jessup is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lanesboro 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lanesboro is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lathrop 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lathrop is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Lenox 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lenox is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Liberty 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Little Meadows 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little Meadows is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Middletown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Milford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Milford is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
New Milfordship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Milfordship is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Oakland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Oaklandship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oaklandship is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Rush 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rush is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Silver Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silver Lake is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Springville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springville is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Susquehanna Depot 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Susquehanna Depot is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Thompson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thompson is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Thompsonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thompsonship is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Union Dale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union Dale is the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.