Affordable Housing In Tarentum
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tarentum

Negley Gardens

804 Creek Street, Apt D
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Dalton's Edge - Phase 1

700 Second Avenue
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Tarentum Senior Housing

700 E 2nd Ave
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Golden Tower

215 Allegheny Street
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Burtner Apartments

5th and Main Street
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2 BR

Rachel Carson Hall

135 Second Avenue
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Felix Negley Apartments

800 Mill St
Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Alle - Kiski Hope House

415 E 6th Ave
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tarentum, Pennsylvania

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 296 affordable apartments for rent in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Tarentum features 74 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 Tarentum, Pennsylvania

There are 31 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tarentum.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tarentum, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tarentum landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Tarentum.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tarentum, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $883 and $1,079.

2022 Tarentum, 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
Tarentum, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $763 $807 $981 $1,252 $1,371
Tarentum, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $687 to $839 $726 to $888 $883 to $1,079 $1,127 to $1,377 $1,234 to $1,508

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tarentum, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 296
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.58%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $36,443 ±$7,628
Median Rent $659 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.89% ± 12.06pp
Total Population 4,507

Population and Household Demographics

Tarentum is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 4,507. There are 2,025 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 53.58% of households in Tarentum are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tarentum

The median gross income for households in Tarentum is $36,443 a year, or $3,037 a month. The median rent for the city is $659 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tarentum, a household making less than $2,197 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Tarentum.

Area Median Income In Tarentum

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 Tarentum, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegheny County.

In Tarentum, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,400

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 Tarentum

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 Tarentum

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tarentum AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tarentum AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,200 $37,950 $42,700 $47,400 $51,200 $55,000 $58,800 $62,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tarentum AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,100 $60,700 $68,300 $75,850 $81,950 $88,000 $94,100 $100,150