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Affordable Housing In Celina
Mercer County, Ohio

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Celina

East Towne Village Apartments

812 Pro Drive
Celina, Ohio
1-2 BR

Williamsburg Square Apartments

1400 W Market St
Celina, Ohio
Income Based
2-4 BR

Villa Allegra Apartments

808 Pro Dr
Celina, Ohio
1 BR

Celina Gardens

710 Devonshire Dr
Celina, Ohio

Yorkshire Place Apartments

1100 Myers Rd
Celina, Ohio

Mackinaw Retirement Village

500 W Wayne St
Celina, Ohio

The Meadows at Grand Lake Apartments

1410 Meadowview Dr
Celina, Ohio
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Housing Authorities that serve Celina

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Celina, Ohio

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 385 affordable apartments for rent in Celina, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Celina, Ohio

Celina features 235 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 Celina, Ohio

There are 150 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Celina.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Celina, Ohio

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

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

2020 Celina, 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 $525 $528 $696 $896 $944
Payment Standard Range $473 to $578 $475 to $581 $626 to $766 $806 to $986 $850 to $1,038

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Celina, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 385
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 235
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $41,040 ±$3,906
Median Rent $656 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.22% ± 7.69pp
Total Population 10,373

Population and Household Demographics

Celina is a city in Mercer County, Ohio with a population of 10,373. There are 4,497 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 36.96% of households in Celina are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Celina

The median gross income for households in Celina is $41,040 a year, or $3,420 a month. The median rent for the city is $656 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Celina, a household making less than $2,187 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Celina.

Area Median Income In Celina

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 Celina, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mercer County.

In Celina, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,500

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 Celina

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 Celina

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,250 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $44,950 $47,850
80% of Median $40,600 $46,400 $52,200 $58,000 $62,650 $67,300 $71,950 $76,600