Affordable Housing In Bridgeport
Belmont County, Ohio

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bridgeport

Lansing Gardens

68210 Commercial Dr
Bridgeport, OH

Multi - Counties Apartments

68201 Hope Ln
Bridgeport, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lansing Manor Aka Stone House Place

54385 National Rd
Bridgeport, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bridgeport Manor Limited, an Oh. Ltd

1 Gould Rd
Bridgeport, OH

Wesley Village, Inc - N - B - 97 - 494 - 1

213 Main St
Bridgeport, OH
HCV Welcome

Belmont Heights

68295 Blaine Chermont Rd
Bridgeport, OH

Belmont Heights Apartments

RR 1
Bridgeport, OH
HCV Welcome
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 426 affordable apartments for rent in Bridgeport. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 368 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Bridgeport, HUD housing programs support 196 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 58 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Bridgeport

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bridgeport, Ohio

Bridgeport, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 426
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 368
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.19%
Average Renter Household Size 1.68
Total Population 1,799
Housing Units 761
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $38,004 ±$5,406
Median Rent $528 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.02% ± 10.18pp

Population and Household Demographics

Bridgeport is a City in Belmont County, Ohio with a population of 1,799. There are 761 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 32.19% of households in Bridgeport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bridgeport

The median gross income for households in Bridgeport is $38,004 a year, or $3,167 a month. The median rent for the city is $528 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bridgeport, a household making less than $1,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Bridgeport.1

Area Median Income In Bridgeport

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 Bridgeport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Belmont County.

In Bridgeport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200

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 Bridgeport

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 Bridgeport HUD Rental Assistance in Bridgeport

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,050
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bridgeport

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 1994, 2 low income apartment communities containing 96 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bridgeport by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Bridgeport

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
60% of Median $27,420 $31,320 $35,220 $39,120 $42,300 $45,420 $48,540 $51,660

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 Bridgeport is $35,220 a year, or $2,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $881 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% $571 $612 $734 $848 $946 $1,044
60% $686 $734 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
Fair Market Rents in Bridgeport

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
$548 $552 $702 $900 $1,092