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Affordable Housing In Boston Heights
Summit County, Ohio

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

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Boston Heights, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Boston Heights, Ohio

Boston Heights features 0 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 Boston Heights, Ohio

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Boston Heights, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Boston Heights, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $762 and $932.

2020 Boston Heights, 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
Fair Market Rent $557 $659 $847 $1,065 $1,147
Payment Standard Range $501 to $613 $593 to $725 $762 to $932 $959 to $1,172 $1,032 to $1,262

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Boston Heights, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $76,300

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 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 $16,050 $18,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600