Affordable Housing In Barberton
Summit County, Ohio

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barberton

Elson Pointe

370 Elson Ave
Barberton, OH
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Heritage Place

41 30th St NW
Barberton, OH
HCV Welcome

Hilltop House

303 E Tuscarawas Ave
Barberton, OH

Allen Dickson Senior Apartments

21 23rd St NW
Barberton, OH

Crimson Terrace

408 Herms Court
Barberton, OH

Alexander Square Apartments

553 W Tuscarawas Ave
Barberton, OH
HCV Welcome

Wdk Apartments

426 4th St NW
Barberton, OH
HCV Welcome

Village at Anna Dean

Robinson Ave
Barberton, OH
HCV Welcome

Van Buren Homes

410 Pasadena Place
Barberton, OH


420 S Van Buren Ave
Barberton, OH
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Barberton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barberton, Ohio

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 958 affordable apartments for rent in Barberton, Ohio. Barberton features 655 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 303 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barberton.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Barberton, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 958
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 655
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $37,717 ±$2,432
Median Rent $653 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.2% ± 7.85pp
Total Population 26,340

Population and Household Demographics

Barberton is a City in Summit County, Ohio with a population of 26,340. There are 10,551 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 36.26% of households in Barberton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barberton

The median gross income for households in Barberton is $37,717 a year, or $3,143 a month. The median rent for the city is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barberton, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Barberton.1

Area Median Income In Barberton

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

In Barberton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,300

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 Barberton

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 Barberton HUD Rental Assistance in Barberton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% of Median $40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Barberton

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

From 1987 to 2010, 12 low income apartment communities containing 276 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Barberton 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 Barberton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
60% of Median $30,420 $34,740 $39,060 $43,380 $46,860 $50,340 $53,820 $57,300

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 Barberton is $39,060 a year, or $3,255 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,255 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $977 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% $634 $679 $814 $940 $1,049 $1,158
60% $761 $815 $977 $1,128 $1,259 $1,389
Fair Market Rents in Barberton

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$557 $659 $847 $1,065 $1,147