Affordable Housing In Bluffton
Allen County, Ohio

Affordable Housing programs support 88 income based apartments in Bluffton where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Bluffton that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Bluffton, Ohio

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Bluffton. Go to the Ohio Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Bluffton.

Vance Street Apartments

137 Vance Street
Bluffton, Ohio
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Riley View Apts

115 E College Ave
Bluffton, Ohio
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Affordable Housing Near Bluffton

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Bluffton, Ohio

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Ohio Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bluffton.

Bluffton, Ohio Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Bluffton, Ohio

Bluffton features 88 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Bluffton, Ohio

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bluffton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bluffton, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bluffton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bluffton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bluffton, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $769 and $939.

2023 Bluffton, Ohio Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Bluffton, Ohio Fair Market Rent $657 $680 $854 $1,086 $1,246
Bluffton, Ohio Payment Standard Range $591 to $723 $612 to $748 $769 to $939 $977 to $1,195 $1,121 to $1,371

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bluffton, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 88
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $64,473 ±$6,593
Median Rent $584 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.89% ± 17.04pp
Total Population 4,210

Population and Household Demographics

Bluffton is a city in Allen County, Ohio with a population of 4,210. There are 1,585 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 28.08% of households in Bluffton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bluffton

The median gross income for households in Bluffton is $64,473 a year, or $5,373 a month. The median rent for the city is $584 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bluffton, a household making less than $1,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Bluffton.

Area Median Income In Bluffton

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 Bluffton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allen County.

In Bluffton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Bluffton

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Bluffton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bluffton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bluffton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bluffton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300