Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Wellsboro
Tioga County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wellsboro

Wellsboro Senior Housing

22 Charleston St
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Park Hill Manor

21 Grant St
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Wellsboro

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 153 affordable apartments for rent in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Wellsboro features 142 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 Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

There are 11 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wellsboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wellsboro landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wellsboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $705 and $861.

2020 Wellsboro, 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 $510 $637 $783 $1,032 $1,259
Payment Standard Range $459 to $561 $573 to $701 $705 to $861 $929 to $1,135 $1,133 to $1,385

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wellsboro, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 153
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 142
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $50,345 ±$4,536
Median Rent $737 ±$113
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.2% ± 12.66pp
Total Population 3,313

Population and Household Demographics

Wellsboro is a city in Tioga County, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,313. There are 1,422 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 41.98% of households in Wellsboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wellsboro

The median gross income for households in Wellsboro is $50,345 a year, or $4,195 a month. The median rent for the city is $737 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wellsboro, a household making less than $2,457 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Wellsboro.

Area Median Income In Wellsboro

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 Wellsboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tioga County.

In Wellsboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,000

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 Wellsboro

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 Wellsboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550