Affordable Housing In Clark County
Ohio

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clark County

Shawnee Place Apartments

102 E Main Street
Springfield, OH
$425-510
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Lake Avenue Retirement Village

1218 W Lake Ave
New Carlisle, OH
$405-705
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Villa Park Apartments

1350 Vester Ave
Springfield, OH
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Crossgates Apartments

600 Crossgate Ct
Springfield, OH
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Charleston Court Apartments

101 E. Columbus Road
South Charleston, OH
$589
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Country Lane Apartments

400 Sunset Ct
South Charleston, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Springfield Towers

363 E High Street
Springfield, OH
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Brubaker Square Apartments

200 Brubaker Dr
New Carlisle, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Brentwood Square Apartments

175 Brent Dr E
Springfield, OH
Subsidized

North Hill Towers II

337 Chestnut Ave
Springfield, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 43 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,962 affordable apartments for rent in Clark County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,077 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Clark County, HUD housing programs support 1,024 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 885 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Clark County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clark County, Ohio

Clark County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,962
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,077
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Total Population 136,827
Housing Units 54,809
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $43,625 ±$1,128
Median Rent $675 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.91% ± 2.64pp

Population and Household Demographics

Clark County is a County in Ohio with a population of 136,827. There are 54,809 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 33.75% of households in Clark County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clark County

The median gross income for households in Clark County is $43,625 a year, or $3,635 a month. The median rent for the county is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clark County, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Clark County.1

Area Median Income In Clark 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 Clark County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,200

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 Clark 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 Clark County HUD Rental Assistance in Clark 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 Clark County

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, 20 low income apartment communities containing 987 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark 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
$506 $613 $788 $1,001 $1,069

Cities In Clark County

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City Listings Served By
Springfield 38 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
South Charleston 3
New Carlisle 2
Crystal Lakes 0
Catawba 0
Donnelsville 0
Green Meadows 0
Holiday Valley 0
North Hampton 0
Northridge 0
South Vienna 0
Tremont City 0
Clifton 0
Enon 0
Park Layne 0