Affordable Housing In Brown County
Ohio

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brown County

Riverview Place Apartments

101 Governor St
Ripley, OH
$466-514
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Lillian Rose Garden Apartments

679 South Main Street
Georgetown, OH
$490-515
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Georgetown Apartments

401 Marshall Ave
Georgetown, OH
$355-375
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Ashley Grove Apartments

125 Grieshop Street
Mount Orab, OH
$485-704
1-2 BR
55+

Markley Square Apartments

610 Markley Avenue
Georgetown, OH
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Riverbend Apartments l & ll

1890 Vista Circle
Aberdeen, OH
$420-445
1-2 BR

Riverbend II Apartments

1960 Justin Way
Aberdeen, OH
$430-450
1-2 BR

Western Run

1030 Western Ave
Mount Orab, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Country Place Apartments Georgetown II

125 Country Place Trail
Georgetown, OH
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Country Place II Apartments

41 Sunset Blvd
Georgetown, OH
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

There are 24 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 965 affordable apartments for rent in Brown County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 735 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Brown County, HUD housing programs support 316 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 97 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Brown County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brown County, Ohio

Brown County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 965
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 735
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Total Population 44,247
Housing Units 16,672
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $45,568 ±$2,573
Median Rent $649 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.36% ± 4.12pp

Population and Household Demographics

Brown County is a County in Ohio with a population of 44,247. There are 16,672 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 24.34% of households in Brown County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brown County

The median gross income for households in Brown County is $45,568 a year, or $3,797 a month. The median rent for the county is $649 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brown County, a household making less than $2,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Brown County.1

Area Median Income In Brown County

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.

In Brown County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,500

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 Brown County

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 Brown County HUD Rental Assistance in Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,200
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
80% of Median $36,650 $41,850 $47,100 $52,300 $56,500 $60,700 $64,900 $69,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brown County

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

From 1989 to 2007, 8 low income apartment communities containing 376 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brown County 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 Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
60% of Median $27,480 $31,440 $35,340 $39,240 $42,420 $45,540 $48,660 $51,840

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 Brown County is $35,340 a year, or $2,945 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,945 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $884 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% $573 $614 $736 $851 $949 $1,047
60% $687 $737 $884 $1,021 $1,139 $1,256
Fair Market Rents in Brown County

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
$485 $553 $731 $1,030 $1,062

Cities In Brown County

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City Listings Served By
Sardinia 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sardinia is the Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Mount Orab 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Orab is the Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Georgetown 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Ripley 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ripley is the Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Aberdeen 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aberdeen is the Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Fayetteville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fayetteville is the Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Hamersville 0
Higginsport 0
Lake Lorelei 0
Lake Waynoka 0
Russellville 0
St. Martin 0