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Affordable Housing In West Mifflin
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Mifflin

Mifflin Estates

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

West Mifflin Duplex

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

Mon View Heights

Midway Dr
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Camden Hills

501 B Dr
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Scattered Sites

2215 Homestead Duquesne Rd
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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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.

Income Based Apartments in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

West Mifflin features 613 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 Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Mifflin landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in West Mifflin.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2020 West Mifflin, 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 $661 $727 $890 $1,137 $1,248
Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $654 to $800 $801 to $979 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,123 to $1,373

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.

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 $83,000

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 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 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 $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800
80% of Median $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650