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State College offers housing assistance at two apartment complexes located in State College: Arnold Addison Court Apartments and Bellaire Court Apartments.
Arnold Addison Court Apartments is a 89-unit apartment building, located at 126 East Beaver Avenue, in Downtown State College, that serves both elderly and disabled persons. Applicants must be at least 55 years of age or handicapped. There are income limits for eligibility. For more information call (814) 238-0400.
Bellaire Court Apartments is rental community containing 18 one-bedroom apartments. One of the apartments has been made accessible to individuals who use a wheelchair and is not reserved for senior occupancy. Residents must be able to live independently.
Income eligible residents, former residents, and relatives of resident of Centre County and adjacent counties are eligible for an apartment at Bellaire Court. Residents of State College Borough and parents of Borough residents receive priority on the waiting list for apartments. Tenants pay only 30 percent of their monthly income as rent. There currently is a waiting list for apartments, but an application may be filed at any time.
Fair Housing practices are guaranteed by the State College Fair Housing Ordinance. Protection is provided based on the following categories: race, color, religion, age (40 and above), ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, mental or physical handicap, presence of trained guide or support animals, marital status and familial status (pregnancy and children).
It is unlawful to refuse to sell, lease or otherwise withhold any dwelling; falsely deny housing was available; discriminate in terms of sale, rental occupancy,or in service or facilities; discriminate in financing or advertising; or to intimidate, interfere or coerce to keep a person from exercising his/her rights under the Fair Housing Ordinance.
For questions regarding the Fair Housing Ordinance, please contact the State College Department of Planning and Community Development at (814) 234-7109.