Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Washington County, PA

Discover affordable housing in Washington County where there are 85+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Union Valley

6100 Route 88, Finleyville, Pennsylvania 15332

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Bentleyville Apartments

507 Old West Road, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania 15314

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized

Canonsburg Senior Lofts

803 1st St, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Burgettstown Elderly Apartments

100 Highrise Way, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania 15021

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Villages of Brierwood IV

101-121 Hawthorne Ln, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Village of Brierwood

101-121 Hawthorne Ln., Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Cedar Ridge Apartments

75 Cedar Ridge Dr, Canton, Pennsylvania 17724

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Ellsworth Parkview Apartments

19 S Main St, Ellsworth, Pennsylvania 15331

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

Somerset Garden Apartments

116 N Center Ave, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

Crest Avenue Apartments

500 Crest Ave, Charleroi, Pennsylvania 15022

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Somerset Towers

126 W Church St, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

payment Subsidized

Ahepa 156 Apartments

156 Ahepa Dr, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317

accessibility Accessible

Coleman Towers

145 W Race St, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

payment Subsidized

Donora Apartments

700 McKean Ave, Donora, Pennsylvania 15033

payment Subsidized

Liberty Towers

520 Liberty St, California, Pennsylvania 15419

payment Subsidized

Laurel Village

800 E Main St, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

payment Subsidized

Canon House

121 N Central Ave, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317

payment Subsidized

Heritage House

140 W Pike St, Houston, Pennsylvania 15342

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

Lutheran Commons Berlin Pike

443 Berlin Plank Rd, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

payment Subsidized
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Char House

251 9th St, Charleroi, Pennsylvania 15022

payment Subsidized

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Washington County, Pennsylvania
$21.99/hour
$14.74 (+203%) more than Pennsylvania minimum wage and $14.74 (+203%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Washington County, Pennsylvania Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Washington County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Washington County.

How many renters live in Washington County, Pennsylvania?

The County of Washington County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 19.23 percent of the population living in Washington County.

What is the rental market like in Washington County, Pennsylvania?

There are an estimated housing units in the Washington County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Washington County, Pennsylvania, there are 1.09 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Washington County?

The rental vacancy rate in Washington County is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Washington County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Washington County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,871 5,448 8,243 5,196 923
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Washington County

A large number of apartments in Washington County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Washington County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $917 to $1,605. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $917
One BR $965
Two BR $1,161
Three BR $1,474
Four BR $1,605
2024 Fair Market Rents in Washington County, Pennsylvania

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Washington County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,035 55 percent
One BR 4,637 85 percent
Two BR 4,794 58 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Washington County, Pennsylvania

How many affordable rental units are in Washington County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Washington County, Pennsylvania including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Washington County features 2,592 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 Washington County, Pennsylvania

There are 544 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,045 and $1,277.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.