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Affordable Housing In West Wyoming
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve West Wyoming

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania

West Wyoming 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 Wyoming, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $755 and $923.

2021 West Wyoming, 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
West Wyoming, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $590 $685 $839 $1,082 $1,156
West Wyoming, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $617 to $754 $755 to $923 $974 to $1,190 $1,040 to $1,272

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Wyoming, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $55,039 ±$5,283
Median Rent $834 ±$139
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.51% ± 21.4pp
Total Population 2,706

Population and Household Demographics

West Wyoming is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,706. There are 1,077 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 16.62% of households in West Wyoming are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Wyoming

The median gross income for households in West Wyoming is $55,039 a year, or $4,587 a month. The median rent for the city is $834 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Wyoming, a household making less than $2,780 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.51% of households who rent are overburdened in West Wyoming.

Area Median Income In West Wyoming

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

In West Wyoming, 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 Wyoming

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 Wyoming

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Wyoming AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Wyoming AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,700 $32,300 $35,850 $38,750 $41,600 $44,500 $47,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Wyoming AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750