Affordable Housing In Uniontown
Fayette County, Pennsylvania

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Uniontown

White Swan Apartments

117 W. Main Street
Uniontown, PA
62+

Gallatin Apartments

43 E Main St
Uniontown, PA
Subsidized

Poplar Lane Court

110 New Salem Rd
Uniontown, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Harris Gardens

143 Brushwood Rd
Uniontown, PA
Subsidized

Union Gardens

500 Woodview Ter
Uniontown, PA
Subsidized

Confer Vista

98 Confer Vista Dr
Uniontown, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Beeson Court

125 E Main St
Uniontown, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Surrey Hill Apartments

501 Surrey Hill Dr
Uniontown, PA
Subsidized

Village of Searights

Rr 1 Box 600
Uniontown, PA
Subsidized

Mountainview Apartments Aka Mt Vernon Pershing Court

177 W Main St
Uniontown, PA
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Uniontown

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,319 affordable apartments for rent in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Uniontown features 1,153 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 166 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Uniontown.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Uniontown, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,319
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,153
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.72%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $26,047 ±$2,340
Median Rent $513 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.05% ± 7.62pp
Total Population 10,150

Population and Household Demographics

Uniontown is a City in Fayette County, Pennsylvania with a population of 10,150. There are 4,510 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 56.72% of households in Uniontown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Uniontown

The median gross income for households in Uniontown is $26,047 a year, or $2,171 a month. The median rent for the city is $513 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Uniontown, a household making less than $1,710 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Uniontown.1

Area Median Income In Uniontown

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 Uniontown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fayette County.

In Uniontown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,900

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 Uniontown

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 Uniontown HUD Rental Assistance in Uniontown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350 $49,550 $52,750
80% of Median $44,750 $51,150 $57,550 $63,900 $69,050 $74,150 $79,250 $84,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Uniontown

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

From 1993 to 2011, 8 low income apartment communities containing 319 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Uniontown 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 Uniontown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350 $49,550 $52,750
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $47,940 $51,780 $55,620 $59,460 $63,300

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 Uniontown is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,039 $1,159 $1,279
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,247 $1,391 $1,535
Fair Market Rents in Uniontown

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$661 $727 $890 $1,137 $1,248