Affordable Housing In York
York County, Pennsylvania

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In York

Carriage Works Apartments

50 S Highland Ave
York, PA
$1,239-1,373
2-3 BR
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Parkview at Manchester Heights

1900 Barley Rd
York, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Westminster Place at Queen Street

150 Pauline Drive
York, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Parkview at Tyler Run Apartments

2105 Knobhill Rd
York, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Bell House

238 E College Ave
York, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Penn Apartments

130 S Beaver St
York, PA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Delphia House

350 E Philadelphia St
York, PA
Subsidized

Cloverfield Kingston House

1500 Rodney Rd
York, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Village at York

331 South Duke Street
York, PA
HCV Welcome

Cable House

400 East Princess St
York, PA
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve York

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of York Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in York, Pennsylvania

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,657 affordable apartments for rent in York, Pennsylvania. York features 1,414 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,243 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in York.

York, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,657
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,414
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $29,025 ±$1,807
Median Rent $729 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.43% ± 3.57pp
Total Population 43,853

Population and Household Demographics

York is a City in York County, Pennsylvania with a population of 43,853. There are 16,263 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 58.69% of households in York are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in York

The median gross income for households in York is $29,025 a year, or $2,419 a month. The median rent for the city is $729 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In York, a household making less than $2,430 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.43% of households who rent are overburdened in York.1

Area Median Income In York

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 York, the AMI is calculated from all households within York County.

In York, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,600

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 York

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 York HUD Rental Assistance in York

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,100 $18,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,850 $30,650 $34,500 $38,300 $41,400 $44,450 $47,500 $50,600
80% of Median $42,950 $49,050 $55,200 $61,300 $66,250 $71,150 $76,050 $80,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in York

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

From 1987 to 2012, 24 low income apartment communities containing 972 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in York 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 York

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,850 $30,650 $34,500 $38,300 $41,400 $44,450 $47,500 $50,600
60% of Median $32,220 $36,780 $41,400 $45,960 $49,680 $53,340 $57,000 $60,720

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 York is $41,400 a year, or $3,450 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,450 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,035 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% $671 $719 $863 $996 $1,111 $1,226
60% $806 $863 $1,035 $1,196 $1,334 $1,472
Fair Market Rents in York

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
$634 $739 $973 $1,230 $1,333