Affordable Housing In Belmont County
34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Belmont County
Housing Authorities that serve Belmont County
|Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Belmont County, Ohio
There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,082 affordable apartments for rent in Belmont County, Ohio. Belmont County features 1,623 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 459 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Belmont County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Belmont County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||34|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,082|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,623|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||25.83%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.05|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Median Household Income||$43,833 ±$1,491|
|Median Rent||$552 ±$19|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||36% ± 3.73pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Belmont County is a County in Ohio with a population of 69,560. There are 27,935 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 25.83% of households in Belmont County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Belmont County
The median gross income for households in Belmont County is $43,833 a year, or $3,653 a month. The median rent for the county is $552 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Belmont County, a household making less than $1,840 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36% of households who rent are overburdened in Belmont County.1
Area Median Income In Belmont 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 Belmont County, 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 Belmont 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 Belmont County HUD Rental Assistance in Belmont County
|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|
Fair Market Rents in Belmont County
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|
Cities In Belmont County
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|Barnesville||8||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barnesville is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Bellaire||4||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellaire is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Bridgeport||7||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgeport is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|St Clairsville||5||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Clairsville is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Shadyside||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shadyside is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Martins Ferry||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martins Ferry is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Bethesda||2||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethesda is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Flushing||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flushing is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Powhatan Point||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Powhatan Point is the Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority.|