Affordable Housing In Belmont County
Ohio

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Belmont County

Lake Towne Senior Village

301 Virginia St
Bethesda, OH
HCV Welcome

Capeview Apartments

247 Belt St
Powhatan Point, OH
Subsidized

Wesley Village, Inc - N - B - 97 - 494 - 1

213 Main St
Bridgeport, OH
HCV Welcome

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

467 Morgantown Ext
Barnesville, OH
HCV Welcome

Belmont Heights

68295 Blaine Chermont Rd
Bridgeport, OH
Subsidized

Parkview Villa

151 Allen Ave
Powhatan Point, OH
HCV Welcome

Wayne L. Hayes Towers

100 S 3rd St
Martins Ferry, OH

St Myer Terrace

1800 Hill St
Martins Ferry, OH

Rosehill Towers

3345 Monroe St
Bellaire, OH

Bellaire Scattered Sites

1515 Belmont St
Bellaire, OH

There are 34 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,082 affordable apartments for rent in Belmont County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,623 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Belmont County, HUD housing programs support 533 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 459 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Belmont County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Belmont County, Ohio

Belmont County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,082
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,623
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Total Population 69,560
Housing Units 27,935
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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Belmont County

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

From 1989 to 2008, 10 low income apartment communities containing 392 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Belmont County 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 Belmont County

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 Belmont County 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 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$548 $552 $702 $900 $1,092

Cities In Belmont County

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City Listings Served By
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.
Belmont 0
Bannock 0
Brookside 0
Fairview 0
Glencoe 0
Holloway 0
Morristown 0
Neffs 0
Wilson 0
Wolfhurst 0
Yorkville 0
Lafferty 0
Lansing 0
St. Clairsville 0