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Affordable Housing In White Haven
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve White Haven

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in White Haven, Pennsylvania

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

Income Based Apartments in White Haven, Pennsylvania

White Haven 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 White Haven, Pennsylvania

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in White Haven, Pennsylvania

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

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

2020 White Haven, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

White Haven, 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 31.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $51,776 ±$7,632
Median Rent $811 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.27% ± 17.16pp
Total Population 1,173

Population and Household Demographics

White Haven is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,173. There are 477 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 31.03% of households in White Haven are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in White Haven

The median gross income for households in White Haven is $51,776 a year, or $4,315 a month. The median rent for the city is $811 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In White Haven, a household making less than $2,703 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.27% of households who rent are overburdened in White Haven.

Area Median Income In White Haven

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

In White Haven, 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 White Haven

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 White Haven

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