Affordable Housing In Adams County

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Adams County

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There are 21 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 675 affordable apartments for rent in Adams County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 400 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Adams County, HUD housing programs support 95 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 228 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Adams County

Housing Authority Programs
Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Adams County, Ohio

Adams County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 675
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 400
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Total Population 28,229
Housing Units 10,858
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $35,560 ±$2,552
Median Rent $562 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.12% ± 5.88pp

Population and Household Demographics

Adams County is a County in Ohio with a population of 28,229. There are 10,858 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 30.97% of households in Adams County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Adams County

The median gross income for households in Adams County is $35,560 a year, or $2,963 a month. The median rent for the county is $562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Adams County, a household making less than $1,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Adams County.1

Area Median Income In Adams County

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.

In Adams County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,500

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 Adams County

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 Adams County HUD Rental Assistance in Adams County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,200
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
80% of Median $36,650 $41,850 $47,100 $52,300 $56,500 $60,700 $64,900 $69,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Adams County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 163 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Adams County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Adams County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
60% of Median $27,480 $31,440 $35,340 $39,240 $42,420 $45,540 $48,660 $51,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Adams County is $35,340 a year, or $2,945 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,945 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $884 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $573 $614 $736 $851 $949 $1,047
60% $687 $737 $884 $1,021 $1,139 $1,256
Fair Market Rents in Adams County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$533 $536 $682 $854 $922

Cities In Adams County

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City Listings Served By
West Union 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Union is the Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Peebles 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peebles is the Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Manchester 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester is the Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Seaman 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seaman is the Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Bentonville 0
Cherry Fork 0
Winchester 3
Rome 0