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Affordable Housing In West Pittsburg
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Pittsburg

Stone Brook Apartments

135 Center Ave
West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Taylor Terrace Apartments

3rd Ave and Center St
West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve West Pittsburg

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 60 affordable apartments for rent in West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

West Pittsburg features 0 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 Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Pittsburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Pittsburg, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $687 and $839.

2020 West Pittsburg, 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 $497 $580 $763 $951 $1,092
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $522 to $638 $687 to $839 $856 to $1,046 $983 to $1,201

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Pittsburg, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 60
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $37,727 ±$9,708
Median Rent $658 ±$398
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.78% ± 19.89pp
Total Population 953

Population and Household Demographics

West Pittsburg is a city in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania with a population of 953. There are 404 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 25% of households in West Pittsburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Pittsburg

The median gross income for households in West Pittsburg is $37,727 a year, or $3,144 a month. The median rent for the city is $658 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Pittsburg, a household making less than $2,193 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.78% of households who rent are overburdened in West Pittsburg.

Area Median Income In West Pittsburg

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 Pittsburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lawrence County.

In West Pittsburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 Pittsburg

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 Pittsburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100