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Affordable Housing In Brunswick
Medina County, Ohio

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brunswick

Brunswick Ula

1685 Stonybrook Ln
Brunswick, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Southwick Apartments

4375 Southwick Blvd
Brunswick, Ohio

Towne Center Apartments

1258 Pearl Rd
Brunswick, Ohio
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Housing Authorities that serve Brunswick

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brunswick, Ohio

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 289 affordable apartments for rent in Brunswick, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Brunswick, Ohio

Brunswick features 151 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 Brunswick, Ohio

There are 138 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brunswick.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brunswick, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brunswick landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brunswick.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brunswick, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $764 and $934.

2020 Brunswick, 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 $585 $691 $849 $1,119 $1,174
Payment Standard Range $527 to $644 $622 to $760 $764 to $934 $1,007 to $1,231 $1,057 to $1,291

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brunswick, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 289
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 151
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $62,015 ±$1,657
Median Rent $817 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.37% ± 5.74pp
Total Population 34,512

Population and Household Demographics

Brunswick is a city in Medina County, Ohio with a population of 34,512. There are 13,381 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 24.49% of households in Brunswick are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brunswick

The median gross income for households in Brunswick is $62,015 a year, or $5,168 a month. The median rent for the city is $817 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brunswick, a household making less than $2,723 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Brunswick.

Area Median Income In Brunswick

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 Brunswick, the AMI is calculated from all households within Medina County.

In Brunswick, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,000

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 Brunswick

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 Brunswick

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,000 $18,250 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
80% of Median $42,600 $48,650 $54,750 $60,800 $65,700 $70,550 $75,400 $80,300