Affordable Housing In Cuyahoga County
Ohio

328 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cuyahoga County

Warrensville Community Apartments

1500 Warrensville Center Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lourexis

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

Alexia Manor

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

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
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

MARC Apartments

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

Musicians Towers

2727 Lancashire Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH
$895-1,049
1-2 BR
55+
Subsidized

Morning Star Towers

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

Lourexis Apartments

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

Tremont Pointe

Various
Cleveland, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 328 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 33,627 affordable apartments for rent in Cuyahoga County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 19,327 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Cuyahoga County, HUD housing programs support 9,567 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 10,821 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Cuyahoga County

Housing Authority Programs
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Emerald Development And Economic Network Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Parma Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Cuyahoga County

Housing Authority Programs
New Avenues To Independence Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Cuyahoga County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 328
Total Low Income Apartments 33,627
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 19,327
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Total Population 1,263,189
Housing Units 534,719
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $44,190 ±$438
Median Rent $730 ±$4
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.61% ± 0.88pp

Population and Household Demographics

Cuyahoga County is a County in Ohio with a population of 1,263,189. There are 534,719 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 40.66% of households in Cuyahoga County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cuyahoga County

The median gross income for households in Cuyahoga County is $44,190 a year, or $3,683 a month. The median rent for the county is $730 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cuyahoga County, a household making less than $2,433 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Cuyahoga County.1

Area Median Income In Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga County, 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 Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga County HUD Rental Assistance in Cuyahoga County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cuyahoga County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2012, 174 low income apartment communities containing 15,267 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
60% of Median $30,960 $35,400 $39,840 $44,220 $47,760 $51,300 $54,840 $58,380

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 Cuyahoga County is $39,840 a year, or $3,320 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,320 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $996 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% $645 $691 $830 $958 $1,069 $1,179
60% $774 $830 $996 $1,150 $1,283 $1,415
Fair Market Rents in Cuyahoga 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
$569 $678 $836 $1,102 $1,158

Cities In Cuyahoga County

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City Listings Served By
Cleveland 263 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cleveland are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
East Cleveland 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Cleveland are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Garfield Heights 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Garfield Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Beachwood 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Beachwood are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Cleveland Heights 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cleveland Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Euclid 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Euclid are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Highland Hills 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Hills are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Parma 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parma are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Bedford Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bedford Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Mayfield Heights 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mayfield Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
North Royalton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Royalton are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Rocky River 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rocky River are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Bedford 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bedford are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Bay Village 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bay Village are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
University Heights 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve University Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Lakewood 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakewood are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Berea 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Berea are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Shaker Heights 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shaker Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
North Olmsted 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Olmsted are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Lyndhurst 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lyndhurst are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Fairview Park 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fairview Park are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Solon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Solon are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
South Euclid 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Euclid are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Emerald Development And Economic Network and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Strongsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Strongsville are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Parma Heights 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parma Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Brecksville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brecksville are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Westlake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westlake are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Olmsted Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Olmsted Falls are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Warrensville Height 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warrensville Height are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Mayfield Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mayfield Village are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Middleburg Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Middleburg Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Chagrin Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chagrin Falls are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Walton Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Walton Hills are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Brooklyn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brooklyn are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Maple Heights 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maple Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Bentleyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bentleyville are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Bratenahl 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bratenahl are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Broadview Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Broadview Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Brooklyn Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brooklyn Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Brook Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brook Park are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Cuyahoga Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cuyahoga Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Gates Mills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gates Mills are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Highland Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Hunting Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hunting Valley are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Independence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Independence are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Linndale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Linndale are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Moreland Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Moreland Hills are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Orange 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orange are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Pepper Pike 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pepper Pike are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Seven Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seven Hills are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Valley View 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Valley View are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Woodmere 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodmere are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Glenwillow 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glenwillow are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Mayfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mayfield are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Newburgh Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newburgh Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
North Randall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Randall are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Oakwood 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oakwood are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Richmond Heights 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Richmond Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.
Warrensville Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warrensville Heights are the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Parma Public Housing Agency.