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Affordable Housing In Ashtabula
Ashtabula County, Ohio

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ashtabula

Willowbrook Senior Homes

2605 N Bend Rd
Ashtabula, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Lakeview Gulfview Apartments

3703 Lake Ave
Ashtabula, Ohio

Housing Authorities that serve Ashtabula

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ashtabula, Ohio

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,373 affordable apartments for rent in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Ashtabula, Ohio

Ashtabula features 1,034 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 Ashtabula, Ohio

There are 339 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ashtabula.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ashtabula, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ashtabula, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2020 Ashtabula, 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
Fair Market Rent $490 $528 $696 $950 $978
Payment Standard Range $441 to $539 $475 to $581 $626 to $766 $855 to $1,045 $880 to $1,076

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ashtabula, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,373
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,034
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $28,265 ±$2,288
Median Rent $615 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.28% ± 5.35pp
Total Population 18,663

Population and Household Demographics

Ashtabula is a city in Ashtabula County, Ohio with a population of 18,663. There are 7,692 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 52.57% of households in Ashtabula are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ashtabula

The median gross income for households in Ashtabula is $28,265 a year, or $2,355 a month. The median rent for the city is $615 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ashtabula, a household making less than $2,050 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Ashtabula.

Area Median Income In Ashtabula

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 Ashtabula, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ashtabula County.

In Ashtabula, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,600

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 Ashtabula

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 Ashtabula

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,000
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800