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Affordable Housing In West Middlesex
Mercer County, Pennsylvania

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Middlesex

Pine Tree Village

2861 Mercer West Middlesex Rd
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve West Middlesex

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 128 affordable apartments for rent in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

West Middlesex features 128 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 West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Middlesex.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Middlesex landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in West Middlesex.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $650 and $794.

2020 West Middlesex, 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 $551 $555 $722 $930 $1,034
Payment Standard Range $496 to $606 $500 to $611 $650 to $794 $837 to $1,023 $931 to $1,137

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Middlesex, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 128
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $46,103 ±$5,510
Median Rent $742 ±$202
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.32% ± 20.56pp
Total Population 901

Population and Household Demographics

West Middlesex is a city in Mercer County, Pennsylvania with a population of 901. There are 347 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 27.38% of households in West Middlesex are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Middlesex

The median gross income for households in West Middlesex is $46,103 a year, or $3,842 a month. The median rent for the city is $742 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Middlesex, a household making less than $2,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.32% of households who rent are overburdened in West Middlesex.

Area Median Income In West Middlesex

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 West Middlesex, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mercer County.

In West Middlesex, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,700

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 West Middlesex

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 West Middlesex

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,000 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,050
50% of Median $23,350 $26,700 $30,050 $33,350 $36,050 $38,700 $41,400 $44,050
80% of Median $37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450