; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Wilkinsburg, PA

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Penn Hill Scattered Sites

Jefferson Manor
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-3 BR

Falconhurst Restoration

724 Kelly Ave.
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Wesley Plaza

Wesley and Clark Sts
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Center Commons

1501 Marlboro Ave
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Shields Building

822 Wood St
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Tot - Props Inc [ Sperling Building ]

1007 Penn Ave
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

St Joseph Apartments

100 St Joseph Dr
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

Action - Housing Inc Richland Holdings Llc

501 Kelly Ave
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

Kenyon Properties II

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

Kenyon Properties I

701 Swissvale Ave
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

908 W Street

908 West St
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted
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There are 125 low-income apartments in Wilkinsburg that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 90 low-income homes in Wilkinsburg where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $329 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on June 7th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
Go to the Pennsylvania Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wilkinsburg.

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania Affordable Housing Data

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 125 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 $981 and $1,199.

2023 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
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $862 $904 $1,090 $1,386 $1,515
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $776 to $948 $814 to $994 $981 to $1,199 $1,247 to $1,525 $1,364 to $1,667

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wilkinsburg, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 225
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 $102,600

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wilkinsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,100 $24,100 $27,100 $30,100 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wilkinsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,150 $40,200 $45,200 $50,200 $54,250 $58,250 $62,250 $66,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wilkinsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,250 $64,250 $72,300 $80,300 $86,750 $93,150 $99,600 $106,000