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Affordable Housing In Telford
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Telford

Meadow Glen

401 E Summit St
Telford, Pennsylvania

Telford Gardens

149 N 4th St
Telford, Pennsylvania

Grundy Manor

111 E Lincoln Ave
Telford, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Telford

Housing Authority Programs
Bucks County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Telford, Pennsylvania

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 259 affordable apartments for rent in Telford, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Telford, Pennsylvania

Telford features 259 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 Telford, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Telford, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Telford, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,103 and $1,349.

2020 Telford, 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 $864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $912 to $1,114 $1,103 to $1,349 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,579 to $1,929

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Telford, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 259
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 259
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $59,706 ±$10,523
Median Rent $960 ±$134
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.15% ± 12.16pp
Total Population 4,881

Population and Household Demographics

Telford is a City in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with a population of 4,881. There are 1,942 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 47.37% of households in Telford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Telford

The median gross income for households in Telford is $59,706 a year, or $4,976 a month. The median rent for the city is $960 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Telford, a household making less than $3,200 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Telford.1

Area Median Income In Telford

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 Telford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bucks County.

In Telford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Telford

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 Telford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
80% of Median $50,500 $57,700 $64,900 $72,100 $77,900 $83,650 $89,450 $95,200