Affordable Housing In Crawford County

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Crawford County

Bilmar Apartments

220 S Walnut St
Bucyrus, OH

Larno Apartments

300 E Warren St
Bucyrus, OH

Galion Arms

585 Galion Arms Ct
Galion, OH

Crestline Manor Apartments

295 W Bucyrus St
Crestline, OH

Bucyrus Manor

1624 Marion Rd
Bucyrus, OH

H and G Rentals

210 Hayes St
Bucyrus, OH
HCV Welcome

Moccasin Run

390 8th Ave
Galion, OH
HCV Welcome

Ridgewood Senior Villas

824 Maple St
Bucyrus, OH

Wesley Yard

890 Doris Dr
Crestline, OH
HCV Welcome

Faeth Rentals

256 Nauman St
Bucyrus, OH
HCV Welcome

There are 22 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 989 affordable apartments for rent in Crawford County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 472 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Crawford County, HUD housing programs support 335 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 517 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Crawford County

Housing Authority Programs
Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Crawford County, Ohio

Crawford County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 989
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 472
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Total Population 42,725
Housing Units 17,798
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $40,795 ±$1,178
Median Rent $631 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.18% ± 4.21pp

Population and Household Demographics

Crawford County is a County in Ohio with a population of 42,725. There are 17,798 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 31.41% of households in Crawford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Crawford County

The median gross income for households in Crawford County is $40,795 a year, or $3,400 a month. The median rent for the county is $631 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Crawford County, a household making less than $2,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Crawford County.1

Area Median Income In Crawford 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 Crawford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,100

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 Crawford 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 Crawford County HUD Rental Assistance in Crawford 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 Crawford 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 2009, 12 low income apartment communities containing 454 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Crawford 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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
$533 $536 $682 $854 $922

Cities In Crawford County

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City Listings Served By
Bucyrus 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bucyrus is the Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Galion 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galion is the Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Crestline 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crestline is the Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Chatfield 0
North Robinson 0
Sulphur Springs 0
Tiro 0
New Washington 0
Oceola 0