Affordable Housing In Bowling Green
Wood County, Ohio

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowling Green

Arbors at Bowling Green

360 Colony Ln
Bowling Green, Ohio

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bowling Green, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bowling Green, Ohio

Housing Authority Programs
Bowling Green Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowling Green, Ohio

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 644 affordable apartments for rent in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Bowling Green, Ohio

Bowling Green features 400 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 Bowling Green, Ohio

There are 244 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bowling Green.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bowling Green, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bowling Green landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bowling Green.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bowling Green, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $725 and $887.

2022 Bowling Green, 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
Bowling Green, Ohio Fair Market Rent $553 $623 $806 $1,094 $1,193
Bowling Green, Ohio Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $561 to $685 $725 to $887 $985 to $1,203 $1,074 to $1,312

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bowling Green, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 644
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 400
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 59.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $33,052 ±$3,822
Median Rent $644 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.46% ± 5.36pp
Total Population 31,506

Population and Household Demographics

Bowling Green is a city in Wood County, Ohio with a population of 31,506. There are 11,163 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 59.93% of households in Bowling Green are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bowling Green

The median gross income for households in Bowling Green is $33,052 a year, or $2,754 a month. The median rent for the city is $644 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bowling Green, a household making less than $2,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Bowling Green.

Area Median Income In Bowling Green

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 Bowling Green, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wood County.

In Bowling Green, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,800

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 Bowling Green

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 Bowling Green

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bowling Green AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,350 $18,700 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bowling Green AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,250 $31,150 $35,050 $38,900 $42,050 $45,150 $48,250 $51,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bowling Green AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,600 $49,800 $56,050 $62,250 $67,250 $72,250 $77,200 $82,200