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Affordable Housing In Cleveland
Cuyahoga County, Ohio

256 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cleveland

Cotman Vistas

1725 East 115th Street
Cleveland, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Liberty at Saint Clair

10004 Saint Clair Ave
Cleveland, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers
Supportive Housing
Disabled Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing

Regency Square Apartments

1560 Ansel Road
Cleveland, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Rockefeller Park Towers

1588 Ansel Rd
Cleveland, Ohio
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Magnolia on Detroit Apartments

1375 W 83rd St
Cleveland, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Lakeshore Beach

16101 Lake Shore Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio

Kenmore Gardens Apartments

1588 Ansel Rd
Cleveland, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The New Clifton Plaza

11430 Clifton Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio

Rockport Apartments

14710 Puritas Ave
Cleveland, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Outhwaite Homes

Cleveland, Ohio

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cleveland, Ohio

There are 256 low income housing apartment communities offering 25,167 affordable apartments for rent in Cleveland, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland features 14,893 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 Cleveland, Ohio

There are 7,821 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cleveland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cleveland, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cleveland landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cleveland.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cleveland, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $764 and $934.

2020 Cleveland, 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 $585 $691 $849 $1,119 $1,174
Payment Standard Range $527 to $644 $622 to $760 $764 to $934 $1,007 to $1,231 $1,057 to $1,291

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cleveland, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 256
Total Low Income Apartments 25,167
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14,893
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.

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 $76,000

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 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 $16,000 $18,250 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
80% of Median $42,600 $48,650 $54,750 $60,800 $65,700 $70,550 $75,400 $80,300