Affordable Housing In York
York County, Pennsylvania

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In York

York Towne House

200 N Duke St
York, PA
Subsidized

Wyndamere Apartments

117 Ambleside Drive
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

Waverly Court Apartments at Eastgate

100 Lawncrest Dr
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

Dutch Kitchen

381 W Market St
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

George Street Project

300 S George St
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

Stony Brook Gardens

1 Theater Ln
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

Skw Housing Project

423 S George St
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

Smyser Street Apartments

201 N Penn St
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

Sherrill Apartments

7 W Philadelphia St
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

Shady Oak Apartments

252 W College Ave
York, PA
Accepts Vouchers

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

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,657 affordable apartments for rent in York, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in York, Pennsylvania

York features 1,414 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 1,243 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 $876 and $1,070.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $634 $739 $973 $1,230 $1,333
Payment Standard Range $571 to $697 $665 to $813 $876 to $1,070 $1,107 to $1,353 $1,200 to $1,466

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

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