Affordable Housing In Allen County
Ohio

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Allen County

Melford Village

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

Wilshire Place Apartments

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

New Lima Homes

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

Vance Street Apartments

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

Lima Towers

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

Lima Apartments

760 E 4th Street
Lima, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Delphos Senior Villas

263 Elida Rd
Delphos, Ohio
Call For Rent
2 BR

43 Town Square

43 Town Square
Lima, Ohio
1 BR

Spring Street Senior Lofts

656 W Spring St
Lima, Ohio
1 BR

Maplewood Apartments

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Allen County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Allen County, Ohio

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allen County, Ohio

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,474 affordable apartments for rent in Allen County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Allen County, Ohio

Allen County features 1,509 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 Allen County, Ohio

There are 821 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Allen County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Allen County, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Allen County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $769 and $939.

2023 Allen County, 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
Allen County, Ohio Fair Market Rent $657 $680 $854 $1,086 $1,246
Allen County, Ohio Payment Standard Range $591 to $723 $612 to $748 $769 to $939 $977 to $1,195 $1,121 to $1,371

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Allen County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,474
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,509
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $44,103 ±$1,461
Median Rent $639 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.79% ± 3.64pp
Total Population 105,196

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.

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 $77,300

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Allen County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Allen County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Allen County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Allen County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300

Cities In Allen County

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