Affordable Housing In Barnesville
Belmont County, Ohio

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barnesville

Valley Greene

503 Morgan Ave
Barnesville, OH
1-3 BR

Russells Place

501 Morgantown Ext
Barnesville, OH
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Plumly Townehomes

111 Mackey Dr
Barnesville, OH

Commodore Court Apartments

105 Commodore Ln
Barnesville, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Barnesville Manor, Ltd

485 North St
Barnesville, OH

Womens Tri - Cnty Help Center - N - B - 97 - 486 - 1

467 Morgantown Ext
Barnesville, OH
HCV Welcome

Barnesville Commons

435 S Lincoln Ave
Barnesville, OH

Russells Place

Morgantown Ave
Barnesville, OH
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Housing Authorities that serve Barnesville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barnesville, Ohio

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 340 affordable apartments for rent in Barnesville, Ohio. Barnesville features 237 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 103 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barnesville.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Barnesville, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 340
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 237
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.61%
Average Renter Household Size 1.64
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $35,417 ±$6,042
Median Rent $509 ±$162
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.34% ± 25.85pp
Total Population 3,832

Population and Household Demographics

Barnesville is a City in Belmont County, Ohio with a population of 3,832. There are 1,653 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 32.61% of households in Barnesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barnesville

The median gross income for households in Barnesville is $35,417 a year, or $2,951 a month. The median rent for the city is $509 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barnesville, a household making less than $1,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Barnesville.1

Area Median Income In Barnesville

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 Barnesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Belmont County.

In Barnesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200

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 Barnesville

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 Barnesville HUD Rental Assistance in Barnesville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,050
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Barnesville

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

From 1999 to 2006, 2 low income apartment communities containing 71 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Barnesville 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 Barnesville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
60% of Median $27,420 $31,320 $35,220 $39,120 $42,300 $45,420 $48,540 $51,660

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 Barnesville is $35,220 a year, or $2,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $881 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% $571 $612 $734 $848 $946 $1,044
60% $686 $734 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
Fair Market Rents in Barnesville

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
$566 $570 $737 $941 $1,154