Affordable Housing In Bellefontaine
Logan County, Ohio

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bellefontaine

Heritage Court Apartments

1000 Heritage Court
Bellefontaine, OH
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Shawnee Springs

400 Kristina Dr
Bellefontaine, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Heights Apartments

611 Saxon Drive
Bellefontaine, OH
1 BR

Luther Community

1108 S Greenwood St
Bellefontaine, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Bellefontaine Manor

160 Lakewood Dr
Bellefontaine, OH
Subsidized

Notestine Manor

316 Kristina Drive
Bellefontaine, OH

Wright Street Apartments

1725 Wright Street
Bellefontaine, OH

Notestine Manor

Wright St
Bellefontaine, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Bellefontaine Green

700 Township Road 179
Bellefontaine, OH
HCV Welcome

Deercreek

Wright St & Whitney Ln
Bellefontaine, OH
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Bellefontaine

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bellefontaine, Ohio

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 608 affordable apartments for rent in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Bellefontaine features 232 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 268 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bellefontaine.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bellefontaine, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 608
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 232
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $42,204 ±$3,105
Median Rent $719 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.54% ± 7.3pp
Total Population 13,279

Population and Household Demographics

Bellefontaine is a City in Logan County, Ohio with a population of 13,279. There are 5,471 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 43.78% of households in Bellefontaine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bellefontaine

The median gross income for households in Bellefontaine is $42,204 a year, or $3,517 a month. The median rent for the city is $719 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bellefontaine, a household making less than $2,397 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Bellefontaine.1

Area Median Income In Bellefontaine

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 Bellefontaine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Logan County.

In Bellefontaine, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700

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 Bellefontaine

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 Bellefontaine HUD Rental Assistance in Bellefontaine

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,400
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% of Median $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bellefontaine

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

From 1987 to 2000, 4 low income apartment communities containing 294 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bellefontaine 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 Bellefontaine

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
60% of Median $27,600 $31,560 $35,520 $39,420 $42,600 $45,780 $48,900 $52,080

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 Bellefontaine is $35,520 a year, or $2,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $888 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% $575 $616 $740 $854 $954 $1,052
60% $690 $740 $888 $1,025 $1,145 $1,262
Fair Market Rents in Bellefontaine

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
$570 $582 $767 $985 $1,039