Affordable Housing In Cleveland
Cuyahoga County, Ohio

262 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cleveland

Lakeshore Beach

16101 Lake Shore Blvd
Cleveland, OH
Income Based
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Lourexis

5111 Hector Ave
Cleveland, OH
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alexia Manor

5125 Hector Ave
Cleveland, OH
$630
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Langston Commons

2324 East 33rd St
Cleveland, OH
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Holy Redeemer

885 Ruple Rd
Cleveland, OH
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

MARC Apartments

4733 Lee Rd
Cleveland, OH
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Morning Star Towers

10600 Saint Clair Ave
Cleveland, OH
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Lourexis Apartments

5125 Hector Ave
Cleveland, OH
$905-962
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tremont Pointe

Various
Cleveland, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Wilson Tower

1919 E 55th St
Cleveland, OH
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Cleveland

Housing Authority Programs
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

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 390,584

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
$585 $691 $849 $1,119 $1,174