Qualify for Housing Assistance in Pennsylvania

There are several federal programs that can help you with affordable housing, whether renting or buying. However, these assistance programs all have eligibility guidelines that must be met.

In order to qualify for low-income housing assistance, you will need to complete an application with your local Public Housing Authority. But before you do, check your state's income limits to verify your eligibility. Below are the income requirements for housing assistance in Pennsylvania.


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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA
30% of Median$14700$16800$18900$21000$22700$24350$26050$27700
Very Low Income$24500$28000$31500$35000$37800$40600$43400$46200
Low-Income$39200$44800$50400$56000$60500$64950$69450$73900
Altoona, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Erie, PA
30% of Median$11950$13650$15350$17050$18400$19800$21150$22500
Very Low Income$19900$22700$25550$28400$30650$32950$35200$37500
Low-Income$31800$36350$40900$45450$49100$52700$56350$60000
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
30% of Median$14750$16900$19000$21100$22800$24500$26150$27850
Very Low Income$24600$28100$31650$35150$37950$40750$43600$46400
Low-Income$39400$45000$50650$56250$60750$65250$69750$74250
Johnstown, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Lancaster, PA
30% of Median$14150$16150$18200$20200$21800$23450$25050$26650
Very Low Income$23600$26950$30350$33700$36400$39100$41800$44500
Low-Income$37750$43100$48500$53900$58200$62500$66850$71150
Lebanon, PA
30% of Median$13400$15300$17250$19150$20700$22200$23750$25300
Very Low Income$22350$25550$28750$31950$34500$37050$39600$42150
Low-Income$35750$40900$46000$51100$55200$59300$63350$67450
Pike County, PA
30% of Median$14300$16350$18400$20450$22100$23750$25350$27000
Very Low Income$23850$27250$30650$34100$36800$39550$42250$45000
Low-Income$38200$43650$49100$54550$58900$63300$67650$72000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
30% of Median$16350$18700$21000$23350$25200$27100$28950$30800
Very Low Income$27250$31100$35000$38900$42000$45100$48250$51350
Low-Income$43600$49800$56050$62250$67250$72200$77200$82150
Armstrong County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Pittsburgh, PA
30% of Median$13150$15000$16900$18750$20250$21750$23250$24750
Very Low Income$21900$25000$28150$31250$33750$36250$38750$41250
Low-Income$35000$40000$45000$50000$54000$58000$62000$66000
Reading, PA
30% of Median$13850$15800$17800$19750$21350$22900$24500$26050
Very Low Income$23050$26300$29600$32900$35550$38150$40800$43450
Low-Income$36850$42100$47400$52650$56850$61050$65300$69500
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
State College, PA
30% of Median$13850$15800$17800$19750$21350$22900$24500$26050
Very Low Income$23050$26300$29600$32900$35550$38150$40800$43450
Low-Income$36850$42100$47400$52650$56850$61050$65300$69500
Williamsport, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
York-Hanover, PA
30% of Median$14100$16100$18150$20150$21750$23350$25000$26600
Very Low Income$23500$26900$30250$33600$36300$39000$41650$44350
Low-Income$37650$43000$48400$53750$58050$62350$66650$70950
Sharon, PA
30% of Median$11400$13050$14650$16300$17600$18900$20200$21500
Very Low Income$19050$21750$24500$27200$29400$31550$33750$35900
Low-Income$30450$34800$39150$43500$47000$50450$53950$57400
Adams County, PA
30% of Median$13500$15400$17350$19250$20800$22350$23850$25400
Very Low Income$22450$25700$28900$32100$34650$37250$39800$42350
Low-Income$35950$41100$46200$51350$55450$59550$63650$67800
Bedford County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Bradford County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Cameron County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Clarion County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Clearfield County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Clinton County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Columbia County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Crawford County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Elk County, PA
30% of Median$12250$14000$15750$17500$18900$20300$21700$23100
Very Low Income$20450$23350$26300$29200$31550$33850$36200$38550
Low-Income$32700$37350$42050$46700$50450$54150$57900$61650
Forest County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Franklin County, PA
30% of Median$13050$14900$16800$18650$20150$21650$23150$24600
Very Low Income$21750$24850$27950$31050$33550$36000$38500$41000
Low-Income$34800$39750$44750$49700$53700$57650$61650$65600
Fulton County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Greene County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Huntingdon County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Indiana County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Jefferson County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Juniata County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Lawrence County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21550$24250$26950$29100$31250$33400$35550
Low-Income$30150$34500$38800$43100$46550$50000$53450$56900
McKean County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Mifflin County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Monroe County, PA
30% of Median$14050$16050$18050$20050$21650$23250$24850$26450
Very Low Income$23400$26750$30100$33450$36150$38800$41500$44150
Low-Income$37450$42800$48150$53500$57800$62050$66350$70600
Montour County, PA
30% of Median$12300$14100$15850$17600$19000$20400$21800$23250
Very Low Income$20550$23500$26400$29350$31700$34050$36400$38750
Low-Income$32850$37550$42250$46950$50700$54450$58200$61950
Northumberland County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Potter County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Schuylkill County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Snyder County, PA
30% of Median$11400$13050$14650$16300$17600$18900$20200$21500
Very Low Income$19000$21700$24450$27150$29300$31500$33650$35850
Low-Income$30400$34750$39100$43450$46950$50400$53900$57350
Somerset County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Sullivan County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Susquehanna County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Tioga County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Union County, PA
30% of Median$12650$14500$16300$18100$19550$21000$22450$23900
Very Low Income$21150$24150$27200$30200$32600$35050$37450$39850
Low-Income$33800$38650$43450$48300$52150$56050$59900$63750
Venango County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Warren County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850
Wayne County, PA
30% of Median$11300$12900$14550$16150$17450$18750$20050$21300
Very Low Income$18850$21500$24200$26900$29050$31200$33350$35500
Low-Income$30150$34450$38750$43050$46500$49950$53400$56850