Affordable Housing In York
York County, Pennsylvania

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In York

Carriage Works Apartments

50 S Highland Ave
York, Pennsylvania
2-3 BR

Parkview at Manchester Heights

1900 Barley Rd
York, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Westminster Place at Queen Street

150 Pauline Drive
York, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Parkview at Tyler Run Apartments

2105 Knobhill Rd
York, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Wyndamere Apartments - Waiting List is CLOSED

117 Ambleside Drive
York, Pennsylvania

State Street Apartments

380 North State Street
York, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Homes at Thackston Park

331 Thackston Ln
York, Pennsylvania
1 BR

Parkway Homes

111 Lincoln St
York, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Wellington Homes

30 N Hartley St
York, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Bell House

238 E College Ave
York, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in York, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving York, Pennsylvania

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

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,688 affordable apartments for rent in York, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in York, Pennsylvania

York features 1,470 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 York, Pennsylvania

There are 1,153 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in York.

Housing Choice Vouchers in York, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay York landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in York.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in York, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $922 and $1,126.

2022 York, 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
York, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $692 $785 $1,024 $1,300 $1,415
York, Pennsylvania Payment Standard Range $623 to $761 $707 to $864 $922 to $1,126 $1,170 to $1,430 $1,274 to $1,557

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

York, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 2,688
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,470
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.

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 $93,300

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 HUD Rental Assistance in York

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the York AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the York AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,050 $36,600 $41,200 $45,750 $49,450 $53,100 $56,750 $60,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the York AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,250 $58,600 $65,900 $73,200 $79,100 $84,950 $90,800 $96,650