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Affordable Housing In Sylvania
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve Sylvania

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sylvania, Pennsylvania

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

Income Based Apartments in Sylvania, Pennsylvania

Sylvania 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 Sylvania, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sylvania, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sylvania, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $685 and $837.

2020 Sylvania, 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 $584 $761 $1,060 $1,128
Payment Standard Range $523 to $639 $526 to $642 $685 to $837 $954 to $1,166 $1,015 to $1,241

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sylvania, 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 27.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $50,000 ±$14,895
Median Rent $775 ±$291
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.48% ± 78.62pp
Total Population 237

Population and Household Demographics

Sylvania is a city in Bradford County, Pennsylvania with a population of 237. There are 84 households in the city with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 27.38% of households in Sylvania are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sylvania

The median gross income for households in Sylvania is $50,000 a year, or $4,167 a month. The median rent for the city is $775 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sylvania, a household making less than $2,583 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Sylvania.

Area Median Income In Sylvania

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 Sylvania, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bradford County.

In Sylvania, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,100

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 Sylvania

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 Sylvania

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,500 $26,850 $30,200 $33,550 $36,250 $38,950 $41,650 $44,300
80% of Median $37,600 $43,000 $48,350 $53,700 $58,000 $62,300 $66,600 $70,900