Affordable Housing In West Mifflin
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Mifflin

Mifflin Estates

503 B Dr
West Mifflin, PA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

West Mifflin Duplex

2215-2217 Homestead-Duquesne Road
West Mifflin, PA
Income Based
3 BR

Mon View Heights

Midway Dr
West Mifflin, PA

Camden Hills

501 B Dr
West Mifflin, PA

Scattered Sites

2215 Homestead Duquesne Rd
West Mifflin, PA
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Housing Authorities that serve West Mifflin

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 615 affordable apartments for rent in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. West Mifflin features 613 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Mifflin.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Mifflin, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 615
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 613
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $50,336 ±$3,467
Median Rent $617 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.48% ± 6.39pp
Total Population 20,237

Population and Household Demographics

West Mifflin is a City in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 20,237. There are 8,626 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 22.27% of households in West Mifflin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Mifflin

The median gross income for households in West Mifflin is $50,336 a year, or $4,195 a month. The median rent for the city is $617 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Mifflin, a household making less than $2,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.48% of households who rent are overburdened in West Mifflin.1

Area Median Income In West Mifflin

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 Mifflin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegheny County.

In West Mifflin, 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 West Mifflin

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 West Mifflin HUD Rental Assistance in West Mifflin

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

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 West Mifflin

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $39,950 $43,150 $46,350 $49,550 $52,750
60% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $47,940 $51,780 $55,620 $59,460 $63,300

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 West Mifflin is $43,200 a year, or $3,600 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,600 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,080 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% $700 $750 $900 $1,039 $1,159 $1,279
60% $840 $900 $1,080 $1,247 $1,391 $1,535
Fair Market Rents in West Mifflin

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