University Square Plaza
Philadelphia, PA - 19104

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University Square Plaza

3901 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA - 19104
(215) 387-1417


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Last-Modified: 2019-12-17 14:19:12



Median apartment rental rate in this zip code: $997
Population in zip code: 53,560
Media age of those living in this zip code: 22.9
Media household income of those living in this zip code: $26,979
Average home value in this zip code: $156,392


University Square Plaza is a senior low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Contact University Square Plaza for complete details on the current vacancies and housing applications.

Tips Before Applying for Low Income Housing
  • 1. Research all of the different low-income housing programs available in your area. There are a variety of federal, state, and local programs that offer low-income housing assistance. Each program has its own eligibility requirements and application process, so it is important to do your research to find the program that is right for you.
  • 2. Get all of your documentation in order: When you apply for low income housing, you will need to provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. This documentation may include tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, and birth certificates.
  • 3. Be careful and accurate on all information provided: Any false or misleading information on your application will most likely result in your disqualification.
  • 4. Waiting Lists: The waiting lists for most, if not all low-income housing programs is long. Do not limit yourself to only apply to one apartment location.

Qualifications: Do you qualify to live here?
To qualify for low income housing in Pennsylvania, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.



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  • If you know the apartment costs, let us know.

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019

      User Response: 30% of SSI/DI/SS/VA monthly benefit, income limits

  • Are these apartments low income, sliding scale income based?

  • Do you know any waiting list details? Let us know..

    • Saturday, September 5, 2020

      User Response: I called them just recently and they said that their waiting list is one year.

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019

      User Response: Between 1 and 4 years

  • Are these apartments safe? Please let us know details.

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019

      User Response: to a point, problems with bedbugs, roaches, leaks, elevators

  • Are Pets allowed? Please let us know any details.

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019

      User Response: 1 cat or small dog, 25lb limit, small caged bird, small fish tank, no exotics

  • Which utilities are included in the rent?

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019

      User Response: All normal included, phone, cable paired by tenant

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Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2023
Persons In Family Household Poverty Guideline
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
1 $14,580
2 $19,720
3 $24,860
4 $30,000
5 $35,140
6 $40,280
7 $45,420
8 $50,560

*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get in some apartments the 100% rate changes to things like 200%. In these cases, you will only need to multiply the rate in each category by 2.


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