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Affordable Housing In Athens County

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Athens County

Sandstone Apartments

100 N Plains Rd
The Plains, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Beaumont Greene

13710 Della Dr
Athens, Ohio
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Beasley Mills

93 W Union St
Athens, Ohio
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Charles Place

5 Charles Street
Athens, Ohio
Income Based
1 BR
Supportive Housing

Graham Drive

10 Graham Drive
Athens, Ohio
Income Based
1 BR
Supportive Housing

Creekside Apartments

105 Lexington Ave
Chauncey, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Nelsonville School Commons

189 Fayette Street
Nelsonville, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Evergreen Estates

45 E 4th St
The Plains, Ohio
Income Based
2-4 BR

Albany Arms Apartments

5824 Meadowbrook Rd
Albany, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Heritage Commons

22 Kurtz St
Athens, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Athens County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Athens County, Ohio

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,001 affordable apartments for rent in Athens County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Athens County, Ohio

Athens County features 690 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 Athens County, Ohio

There are 311 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Athens County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Athens County, Ohio

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

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Athens County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 1,001
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 690
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $33,872 ±$1,277
Median Rent $705 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.48% ± 3.76pp
Total Population 64,974

Population and Household Demographics

Athens County is a County in Ohio with a population of 64,974. There are 22,486 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 43.69% of households in Athens County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Athens County

The median gross income for households in Athens County is $33,872 a year, or $2,823 a month. The median rent for the county is $705 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Athens County, a household making less than $2,350 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Athens County.1

Area Median Income In Athens 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 Athens County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,900

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 Athens 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 Athens 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

Cities In Athens County

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City Listings Served By
Athens 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Athens is the Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority.
The Plains 4
Nelsonville 5
Albany 2
Chauncey 1
Coolville 0
Amesville 0
Buchtel 0
Glouster 0
Hockingport 0
Jacksonville 1
Millfield 0
New Marshfield 0
Stewart 0
Trimble 0