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Affordable Housing In Whitehall
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Whitehall

Strawberry Patch Apartments

1000 4th St
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Zephyr Apartments

3150 Lehigh St
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Fullerton Village Apartments

1029 6th St
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
$618-663
1 BR
55+

Hokendauqua Apartments

1000 Front St
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Prospect Gardens IIi

1610 Skyline Dr
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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Housing Authorities that serve Whitehall

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Whitehall, Pennsylvania

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 279 affordable apartments for rent in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Whitehall features 94 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 Whitehall, Pennsylvania

There are 185 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Whitehall.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Whitehall, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Whitehall landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Whitehall.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Whitehall, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2020 Whitehall, 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 $661 $727 $890 $1,137 $1,248
Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $654 to $800 $801 to $979 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,123 to $1,373

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Whitehall, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 279
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 94
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.83%
Average Renter Household Size 1.79
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $58,523 ±$2,167
Median Rent $685 ±$129
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.79% ± 13.1pp
Total Population 13,920

Population and Household Demographics

Whitehall is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 13,920. There are 5,960 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 28.83% of households in Whitehall are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Whitehall

The median gross income for households in Whitehall is $58,523 a year, or $4,877 a month. The median rent for the city is $685 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Whitehall, a household making less than $2,283 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Whitehall.

Area Median Income In Whitehall

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 Whitehall, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegheny County.

In Whitehall, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,000

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 Whitehall

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 Whitehall

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,500 $44,850 $48,150 $51,500 $54,800
80% of Median $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400 $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650