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Affordable Housing In Bowerston
Harrison County, Ohio

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowerston

Steele Penn Crest Apartments

500 Busby Dr
Bowerston, Ohio
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Housing Authorities that serve Bowerston

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowerston, Ohio

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 50 affordable apartments for rent in Bowerston, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Bowerston, Ohio

Bowerston features 50 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 Bowerston, Ohio

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bowerston, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bowerston, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2020 Bowerston, 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 $517 $555 $696 $867 $1,040
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $500 to $611 $626 to $766 $780 to $954 $936 to $1,144

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bowerston, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 50
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.16%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $28,750 ±$7,351
Median Rent $408 ±$94
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.59% ± 17.43pp
Total Population 387

Population and Household Demographics

Bowerston is a city in Harrison County, Ohio with a population of 387. There are 154 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 44.16% of households in Bowerston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bowerston

The median gross income for households in Bowerston is $28,750 a year, or $2,396 a month. The median rent for the city is $408 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bowerston, a household making less than $1,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Bowerston.

Area Median Income In Bowerston

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 Bowerston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Harrison County.

In Bowerston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,100

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 Bowerston

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 Bowerston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,000
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800