Affordable Housing In Celina
Mercer County,Ohio

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There are 9 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 465 affordable apartments for rent in Celina, Ohio. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 235 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 103 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Celina. There are 497 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Affordable Apartments in Celina

Image of Williamsburg Square Apartments
1400 West Market Street
Celina, Ohio
Williamsburg Square Apartments is a 71 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Celina.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Image of East Towne Apartments
812 Pro Drive
Celina, Ohio
East Towne Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Celina. Rents at East Towne Apartments are $379-399.
Image of Villa Allegra Apartments
808 Pro Drive
Celina, Ohio
Villa Allegra Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Celina. Rents at Villa Allegra Apartments are 440.
710 Devonshire Dr
Celina, Ohio
Celina Gardens is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Celina.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
RHS 538
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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812 Pro Dr
Celina, Ohio
Eastown Village Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Celina.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Rural Development Rental Assistance
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Understanding Affordable Housing in Celina, Ohio

Celina, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties9
Total Low Income Apartments465
Total Rent Assisted Apartments235
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters36.96%
Average Renter Household Size2.11
Total Population10,373
Housing Units4,497
Average Household Size2.29
Median Household Income$41,040 ±$3,906
Median Rent$656 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened36.22% ± 7.69pp

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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.69 percentage points.

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 $68,500

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.

Celina HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$14,400$16,450$20,420$24,600$28,780$32,960$37,140$41,320
50%$24,000$27,400$30,850$34,250$37,000$39,750$42,500$45,250
80%$38,400$43,850$49,350$54,800$59,200$63,600$68,000$72,350

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Celina

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

From 1988 to 2010, 6 low income apartment communities containing 446 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Celina by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Celina by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Celina Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$24,000$27,400$30,850$34,250$37,000$39,750$42,500$45,250
60%$28,800$32,880$37,020$41,100$44,400$47,700$51,000$54,300

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 Celina is $37,020 a year, or $3,085 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,085 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $926 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$600$643$771$891$994$1,097
60%$720$771$926$1,069$1,193$1,316