Affordable Housing In Washington County
Pennsylvania

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Bentleyville Apartments

507 Old West Road
Bentleyville, PA
1 BR
Subsidized

Union Valley

6100 Route 88
Finleyville, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Donora Towers

685 Meldon Avenue
Donora, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Liberty Towers

520 Liberty St
California, PA
62+
Subsidized

Ahepa 156 Apartments

156 Ahepa Dr
Canonsburg, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Village at Somerset

500 Village Way
Somerset, PA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Village at Brierwood II & III

102 Hawthorne Ln
Somerset, PA
HCV Welcome

Donora Apartments

700 McKean Ave
Donora, PA
Subsidized

Coleman Towers

145 W Race St
Somerset, PA
Subsidized

Fifth Street Place

207 5th St
Charleroi, PA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
Washington County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Pennsylvania

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,189 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Washington County features 1,606 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 583 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 2,189
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,606
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $56,450 ±$949
Median Rent $675 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.14% ± 2.17pp
Total Population 208,226

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 208,226. There are 83,739 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 24.21% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $56,450 a year, or $4,704 a month. The median rent for the county is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.1

Area Median Income In Washington County

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.

In Washington County, 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 Washington County

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 County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

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
Fair Market Rents in Washington County

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

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Washington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Canonsburg 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canonsburg is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Finleyville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Finleyville is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Monongahela 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monongahela is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Charleroi 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charleroi is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Ellsworth 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellsworth is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Donora 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Donora is the Washington County Housing Authority.
California 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves California is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Bentleyville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bentleyville is the Washington County Housing Authority.
New Eagle 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Eagle is the Washington County Housing Authority.
North Franklin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Franklin is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Claysville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claysville is the Washington County Housing Authority.
Hardinsburg 0
Little York 0
Saltillo 0
Aaronsburg 0
Allenport 0
Amwell 0
Atlasburg 0
Avella 0
Baidland 0
Beallsville 0
Blaine 0
Buffalo 0
Bulger 0
Burgettstown 1
Canton 2
Carroll 0
Cecil 0
Cecil Bishop 0
Centerville 0
Chartiers 0
Coal Center 0
Cokeburg 0
Cross Creekship 0
Cross Creek 0
Deemston 0
Donegal 0
Dunlevy 0
East Bethlehem 0
East Finley 0
East Washington 0
Eighty Four 0
Elco 0
Elrama 0
Fallowfield 0
Fredericktown 0
Gastonville 0
Green Hills 0
Hanover 0
Hendersonville 0
Hickory 0
Hopewell 0
Houston 1
Independence 0
Jefferson 0
Joffre 0
Langeloth 0
Lawrence 0
Long Branch 0
McGovern 0
McMurray 0
Marianna 0
Meadowlands 0
Midway 0
Millsboro 0
Morris 0
Mount Pleasant 0
Muse 0
North Bethlehem 0
North Charleroi 1
North Franklinship 0
North Strabane 0
Nottingham 0
Paris 0
Peters 0
Robinson 0
Roscoe 0
Slovan 0
Smith 0
Somerset 9
South Franklin 0
South Strabane 0
Southview 0
Speers 0
Stockdale 0
Taylorstown 0
Thompsonville 0
Twilight 0
Union 0
Van Voorhis 0
West Alexander 0
West Bethlehem 0
West Brownsville 0
West Finley 0
Westland 0
West Middletown 0
West Pike Run 0
Wickerham Manor Fisher 0
Wolfdale 0
Wylandville 0
Cecil-Bishop 0
Wickerham Manor-Fisher 0