Affordable Housing In Allen County
Ohio

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Allen County

Melford Village

600 S College St
Spencerville, OH
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Wilshire Place Apartments

1500 Deerfield Dr
Lima, OH
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

New Lima Homes

1910 W. Robb Avenue
Lima, OH
$563-734
4 BR

Vance Street Apartments

137 Vance Street
Bluffton, OH
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lima Towers

790 S Main St
Lima, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Delphos Senior Villas

263 Elida Rd
Delphos, OH
Call For Rent
2 BR
HCV Welcome

43 Town Square

43 Town Square
Lima, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Maplewood Apartments

531 Brower Rd
Lima, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Greenway Apartments

710 N Main St
Lima, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Nwc Corporation

1404 N West St
Lima, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 36 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,325 affordable apartments for rent in Allen County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,461 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Allen County, HUD housing programs support 784 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 720 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Allen County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allen County, Ohio

Allen County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,325
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,461
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Total Population 105,196
Housing Units 39,986
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $44,103 ±$1,461
Median Rent $639 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.79% ± 3.64pp

Population and Household Demographics

Allen County is a County in Ohio with a population of 105,196. There are 39,986 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 32.77% of households in Allen County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Allen County

The median gross income for households in Allen County is $44,103 a year, or $3,675 a month. The median rent for the county is $639 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Allen County, a household making less than $2,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Allen County.1

Area Median Income In Allen 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 Allen County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,500

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 Allen 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 Allen County HUD Rental Assistance in Allen 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 Allen County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 13 low income apartment communities containing 780 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Allen 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 Allen 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 Allen 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 Allen 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
$516 $562 $687 $920 $945

Cities In Allen County

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City Listings Served By
Lima 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lima is the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Delphos 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delphos is the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Bluffton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bluffton is the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Spencerville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencerville is the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Beaverdam 0
Cairo 0
Fort Shawnee 0
Harrod 0
Lafayette 0
Elida 0