Affordable Housing In Boston Heights
Summit County, Ohio

There are 0 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 0 affordable apartments for rent in Boston Heights. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 0 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Boston Heights, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Boston Heights

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Boston Heights, Ohio

Boston Heights, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 8.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Total Population 1,252
Housing Units 453
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $97,656 ±$12,470
Median Rent $788 ±$351
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.74% ± 18.6pp

Population and Household Demographics

Boston Heights is a City in Summit County, Ohio with a population of 1,252. There are 453 households in the city with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 8.39% of households in Boston Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Boston Heights

The median gross income for households in Boston Heights is $97,656 a year, or $8,138 a month. The median rent for the city is $788 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Boston Heights, a household making less than $2,627 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Boston Heights.1

Area Median Income In Boston Heights

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 Boston Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Summit County.

In Boston Heights, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,300

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 Boston Heights

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 Boston Heights HUD Rental Assistance in Boston Heights

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% of Median $40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400

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 Boston Heights

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
60% of Median $30,420 $34,740 $39,060 $43,380 $46,860 $50,340 $53,820 $57,300

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 Boston Heights is $39,060 a year, or $3,255 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,255 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $977 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% $634 $679 $814 $940 $1,049 $1,158
60% $761 $815 $977 $1,128 $1,259 $1,389
Fair Market Rents in Boston Heights

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
$527 $623 $810 $1,019 $1,095