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Affordable Housing In York
York County, Pennsylvania


Waiting List Openings In York

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of York Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Housing Authority of the City of York Project-Based Voucher Open Now

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In York

Springfield

1930 Kenneth Rd
York, Pennsylvania

Stony Brook Manor

100 Pleasant Acres Rd
York, Pennsylvania

Eastwood Terrace

326 E Cottage Pl
York, Pennsylvania

Gateway Apartments

1261 W Market St
York, Pennsylvania

Historic Fairmount Apartments

338 N Beaver St
York, Pennsylvania

Waverly Court ( Chdo )

Waverly Court Dr
York, Pennsylvania

Parkside Towers

Avalong Ave and Long
York, Pennsylvania

Yadc - Wyndamere

Locust Grove Rd
York, Pennsylvania

The Helfich Building

236 S George St
York, Pennsylvania

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 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,593 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 1,179 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 39
Total Low Income Apartments 2,593
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.

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 $82,200

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,300 $19,750 $22,200 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,800 $32,900 $37,000 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300
80% of Median $46,050 $52,600 $59,200 $65,750 $71,050 $76,300 $81,550 $86,800