Affordable Housing In Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania

64 Low Income Apartment Communities In Westmoreland County

Greenwood Apartments

101 Lincoln Ave
Mount Pleasant, PA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Walkers Ridge

5000 Walkers Trl
Greensburg, PA
$663-830
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Jeannette Gardens

922 Evans St
Jeannette, PA
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Derry Round House Court

120 Hays St
Derry, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Filbern Manor

410 N. Water St. Ste. A
West Newton, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Citizen's Plaza(Nu-Ken Towers)

700 4th Avenue
New Kensington, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

New Stanton Commons

Sunny Ln
Hunker, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Scottdale Plaza Apartments

5 Centennial Way
Scottdale, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Independence Apartments

919 W Main St
Mount Pleasant, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Pershing Square

209 W 3rd St
Greensburg, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Westmoreland County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

There are 64 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,602 affordable apartments for rent in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Westmoreland County features 3,779 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 823 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Westmoreland County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Westmoreland County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 64
Total Low Income Apartments 4,602
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,779
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $52,247 ±$551
Median Rent $654 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.76% ± 1.9pp
Total Population 361,251

Population and Household Demographics

Westmoreland County is a County in Pennsylvania with a population of 361,251. There are 151,173 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 23.35% of households in Westmoreland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westmoreland County

The median gross income for households in Westmoreland County is $52,247 a year, or $4,354 a month. The median rent for the county is $654 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westmoreland County, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Westmoreland County.1

Area Median Income In Westmoreland County

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.

In Westmoreland County, 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 Westmoreland County

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 Westmoreland County HUD Rental Assistance in Westmoreland County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Westmoreland County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 15 low income apartment communities containing 498 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Westmoreland County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Westmoreland County

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 Westmoreland County 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 Westmoreland County

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

Cities In Westmoreland County

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City Listings Served By
Greensburg 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greensburg is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Delmont 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delmont is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
New Stanton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Stanton is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Scottdale 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scottdale is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Bradenville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bradenville is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Harrison City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrison City is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
New Kensington 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Kensington is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
West Newton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Newton is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Vandergrift 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vandergrift is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Avonmore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avonmore is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Latrobe 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Latrobe is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Arnold 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arnold is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Seward 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seward is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Monessen 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monessen is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Export 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Export is the Westmoreland County Housing Authority.
Adamsburg 0
Arona 0
Bell 0
Bolivar 0
Calumet 0
Collinsburg 0
Cook 0
Crabtree 0
Derry 4
Derryship 0
Donegal 0
Donegalship 0
East Huntingdon 0
East Vandergrift 0
Fairfield 0
Fellsburg 0
Grapeville 0
Hempfield 0
Herminie 0
Hostetter 0
Hunker 2
Hyde Park 0
Irwin 2
Jeannette 1
Laurel Mountain 0
Lawson Heights 0
Level Green 0
Ligonier 0
Ligoniership 0
Lower Burrell 1
Loyalhanna 0
Loyalhannaship 0
Madison 0
Mammoth 0
Manor 0
Millwood 0
Mount Pleasant 6
Mount Pleasantship 0
Murrysville municipality 0
New Alexandria 0
New Florence 1
North Belle Vernon 0
North Huntingdon 0
North Irwin 0
Norvelt 0
Oklahoma 0
Penn 0
Pennship 0
Rostraver 0
St. Clair 0
St. Vincent College 0
Salem 0
Sewickley 0
Slickville 0
Smithton 0
South Greensburg 0
South Huntingdon 0
Southwest Greensburg 0
Sutersville 0
Unity 0
Upper Burrell 0
Washington 0
Webster 0
West Leechburg 0
Wyano 0
Youngstown 0
Youngwood 0
Yukon 0