Affordable Housing In Cleveland
262 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cleveland
Housing Authorities that serve Cleveland
|Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Emerald Development And Economic Network||Mainstream Voucher; Shelter Plus Care|
|Parma Public Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Other Housing Authorities located in Cleveland
|New Avenues To Independence Inc.||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Cleveland, Ohio
There are 262 low income housing apartment communities offering 25,964 affordable apartments for rent in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland features 14,804 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 7,962 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cleveland.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Cleveland, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||262|
|Total Low Income Apartments||25,964|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||14,804|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||57.82%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.19|
|Average Household Size||2.26|
|Median Household Income||$26,150 ±$537|
|Median Rent||$654 ±$6|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||51.64% ± 1.24pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Cleveland is a City in Cuyahoga County, Ohio with a population of 390,584. There are 167,100 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 57.82% of households in Cleveland are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Cleveland
The median gross income for households in Cleveland is $26,150 a year, or $2,179 a month. The median rent for the city is $654 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cleveland, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Cleveland.1
Area Median Income In Cleveland
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 Cleveland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cuyahoga County.
In Cleveland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,700
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 Cleveland
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 Cleveland HUD Rental Assistance in Cleveland
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$15,500||$17,700||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$25,800||$29,500||$33,200||$36,850||$39,800||$42,750||$45,700||$48,650|
|80% of Median||$41,300||$47,200||$53,100||$58,950||$63,700||$68,400||$73,100||$77,850|
Fair Market Rents in Cleveland
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.
2020 Fair Market Rents
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|