Affordable Housing In Washington
Franklin County, Pennsylvania

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington

Burkett Place

200 Burkett Lane
Washington, PA
$661-799
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Independent Living Washington

118 Linn Ave
Washington, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Everyday Living

690 Hewitt Ave
Washington, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Washington Arbors

154 N College St
Washington, PA
Subsidized

Bellmead Apartments

815 S Main St
Washington, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Belvedere Acres

40 Bel Air Dr
Washington, PA
Subsidized

Woodlands

400 Hancock St
Washington, PA
Subsidized

Thomas Campbell

850 Beech St
Washington, PA
Subsidized

Thomas Campbell North

862 Beech St
Washington, PA
Subsidized

Ewing and Garden

719 Ewing St
Washington, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington, Pennsylvania

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,030 affordable apartments for rent in Washington, Pennsylvania. Washington features 977 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 53 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 1,030
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 977
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Washington is a City in Franklin County, Pennsylvania with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Washington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington

The median gross income for households in Washington is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Washington

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 Washington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Washington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,400

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 Washington

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 Washington HUD Rental Assistance in Washington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
80% of Median $42,800 $48,900 $55,000 $61,100 $66,000 $70,900 $75,800 $80,700

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 Washington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
60% of Median $32,100 $36,720 $41,280 $45,840 $49,560 $53,220 $56,880 $60,540

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 Washington is $41,280 a year, or $3,440 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,440 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,032 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% $669 $717 $860 $994 $1,109 $1,223
60% $803 $860 $1,032 $1,193 $1,331 $1,468
Fair Market Rents in Washington

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
$566 $660 $869 $1,129 $1,177