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Affordable Housing In West Pittston
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Pittston

The Old School On Luzerne

311 Luzerne Ave
West Pittston, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Garden Village Apartments

221 Fremont St
West Pittston, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve West Pittston

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Pittston, Pennsylvania

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 100 affordable apartments for rent in West Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in West Pittston, Pennsylvania

West Pittston features 100 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 Pittston, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Pittston, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Pittston landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in West Pittston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Pittston, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $723 and $883.

2020 West Pittston, 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 $566 $657 $803 $1,040 $1,109
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $591 to $723 $723 to $883 $936 to $1,144 $998 to $1,220

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Pittston, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 100
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.14%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $48,090 ±$8,345
Median Rent $731 ±$158
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.27% ± 16.7pp
Total Population 4,814

Population and Household Demographics

West Pittston is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 4,814. There are 2,129 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 38.14% of households in West Pittston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Pittston

The median gross income for households in West Pittston is $48,090 a year, or $4,008 a month. The median rent for the city is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Pittston, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.27% of households who rent are overburdened in West Pittston.

Area Median Income In West Pittston

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 Pittston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Luzerne County.

In West Pittston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Pittston

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 Pittston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
80% of Median $40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750