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Affordable Housing In Wilkinsburg
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wilkinsburg

Penn Hill Scattered Sites

Jefferson Manor
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-3 BR

Center Commons

1501 Marlboro Ave
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Wesley Plaza

Wesley and Clark Sts
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

Shields Building

822 Wood St
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Subsidized

St Joseph Apartments

100 St Joseph Dr
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Kenyon Properties II

SCATTERED SITES
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Kenyon Properties I

701 Swissvale Ave
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Tot - Props Inc [ Sperling Building ]

1007 Penn Ave
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

908 W Street

908 West St
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Action - Housing Inc Richland Holdings Llc

501 Kelly Ave
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Wilkinsburg

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 192 affordable apartments for rent in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Wilkinsburg features 90 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 Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

There are 92 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilkinsburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

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

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

2020 Wilkinsburg, 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.

Wilkinsburg, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 192
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 90
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.78%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 1.95
Median Household Income $32,324 ±$1,700
Median Rent $753 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.56% ± 5.84pp
Total Population 15,866

Population and Household Demographics

Wilkinsburg is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with a population of 15,866. There are 8,001 households in the city with an average household size of 1.95 persons. 62.78% of households in Wilkinsburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilkinsburg

The median gross income for households in Wilkinsburg is $32,324 a year, or $2,694 a month. The median rent for the city is $753 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilkinsburg, a household making less than $2,510 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilkinsburg.

Area Median Income In Wilkinsburg

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

In Wilkinsburg, 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 Wilkinsburg

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 Wilkinsburg

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