Affordable Housing In Akron
Summit County, Ohio

Affordable Housing programs support 6,327 income based apartments in Akron where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,005 affordable apartments in Akron that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Akron, Ohio

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Akron.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Ohio Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Akron.

Arlington Ridge

3043 Midway Street
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

International House at San Tomasso

47 Olive St
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Charles H. Wesley Tower

1500 Marion Ave
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cascade Village Apartments

212 E North St
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Middlebury Commons

931 E Market St
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Stoney Pointe Commons

1791 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
VASH Welcome
Rent Assisted
Supportive Housing

Edgewood Village Family Housing

491 Vernon Odom Blvd
Akron, Ohio

The Ericcson

1380 Dahlgren Dr
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Annunciation Terrace

25 Broad St
Akron, Ohio
Affordable

Spring Hill Apartments

1180 Rentar Lane
Akron, Ohio
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Akron, Ohio

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Ohio Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Akron.

Akron, Ohio Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Akron, Ohio

Akron features 6,327 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 Akron, Ohio

There are 2,005 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Akron.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Akron, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Akron landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Akron.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Akron, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $924 and $1,130.

2023 Akron, Ohio 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
Akron, Ohio Fair Market Rent $712 $809 $1,027 $1,297 $1,380
Akron, Ohio Payment Standard Range $641 to $783 $728 to $890 $924 to $1,130 $1,167 to $1,427 $1,242 to $1,518

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Akron, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 103
Total Low Income Apartments 8,734
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 6,327
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $34,512 ±$1,008
Median Rent $680 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.57% ± 2.18pp
Total Population 198,329

Population and Household Demographics

Akron is a city in Summit County, Ohio with a population of 198,329. There are 83,684 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 47.7% of households in Akron are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Akron

The median gross income for households in Akron is $34,512 a year, or $2,876 a month. The median rent for the city is $680 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Akron, a household making less than $2,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Akron.

Area Median Income In Akron

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 Akron, the AMI is calculated from all households within Summit County.

In Akron, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,000

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 Akron

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 Akron

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Akron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,250 $19,700 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Akron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $41,000 $44,300 $47,600 $50,850 $54,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Akron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,950 $52,500 $59,050 $65,600 $70,850 $76,100 $81,350 $86,600