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Affordable Housing In Dayton
Montgomery County, Ohio

119 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dayton

Washington Village

8325 Washington Village Dr
Dayton, Ohio

Sankofa Corp

421 Middle St
Dayton, Ohio

Danner Park Apartments

1621 Tampa Ave
Dayton, Ohio

Timber Ridge Apartments

2190 Harshman Rd
Dayton, Ohio

55 - 57 Lorenz Avenue

55 Lorenz Ave
Dayton, Ohio

Glendale 13

1301 Glendale Ave
Dayton, Ohio

Homestart I

1391 Azalea Dr
Dayton, Ohio

Washington Square Homes

2106 E 4th St
Dayton, Ohio

Lyons Place

1300 Genesis Way
Dayton, Ohio

Housing Authorities that serve Dayton

Housing Authority Programs
Greater Dayton Premier Management Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dayton, Ohio

There are 119 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,792 affordable apartments for rent in Dayton, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton features 6,244 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 Dayton, Ohio

There are 3,799 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dayton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dayton, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dayton landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dayton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dayton, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $699 and $855.

2020 Dayton, 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 $523 $596 $777 $1,045 $1,143
Payment Standard Range $471 to $575 $536 to $656 $699 to $855 $941 to $1,150 $1,029 to $1,257

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dayton, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 119
Total Low Income Apartments 11,792
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 6,244
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $27,683 ±$1,052
Median Rent $625 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.26% ± 2.08pp
Total Population 141,368

Population and Household Demographics

Dayton is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio with a population of 141,368. There are 57,316 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 52.26% of households in Dayton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dayton

The median gross income for households in Dayton is $27,683 a year, or $2,307 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dayton, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Dayton.

Area Median Income In Dayton

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 Dayton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Montgomery County.

In Dayton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,800

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 Dayton

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 Dayton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% of Median $40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900