Affordable Housing In Delaware County
Ohio

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Delaware County

Delaware Housing Dev. Assoc. - N - B - 96 - 809 - 1

222 Curtis St
Delaware, OH
HCV Welcome

East Central Ohio Housing - N - B - 97 - 489 - 1

201 Bradenton Ave
Dublin, OH
HCV Welcome

Westerville Woods Senior Housing

7150 Sunbury Rd
Westerville, OH
HCV Welcome

Arthur Place

759 Woodford Way
Delaware, OH
HCV Welcome

Saybrook Elderly Ltd - P - B - 98 - 947 - 1

2607 North Bend Rd
Delaware, OH
HCV Welcome

Ashley Villa

240 Main St
Ashley, OH
Subsidized

Cooper Colony Apartments

6097 Cooper Colony Dr
Westerville, OH
HCV Welcome

Hidden Ridge Apartments

240 Curtis St
Delaware, OH
HCV Welcome

Westerville Senior Housing

610 S Sunbury Rd
Westerville, OH
HCV Welcome

Delaware Manor Apartments

200 Center St
Ashley, OH
Subsidized

There are 36 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,863 affordable apartments for rent in Delaware County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 617 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Delaware County, HUD housing programs support 236 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,222 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Delaware County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Delaware County, Ohio

Delaware County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 1,863
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 617
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Total Population 185,433
Housing Units 65,648
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $91,955 ±$1,912
Median Rent $953 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.31% ± 3.33pp

Population and Household Demographics

Delaware County is a County in Ohio with a population of 185,433. There are 65,648 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 18.47% of households in Delaware County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Delaware County

The median gross income for households in Delaware County is $91,955 a year, or $7,663 a month. The median rent for the county is $953 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Delaware County, a household making less than $3,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Delaware County.1

Area Median Income In Delaware 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 Delaware County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000

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 Delaware 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 Delaware County HUD Rental Assistance in Delaware County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,400 $18,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
80% of Median $43,700 $49,950 $56,200 $62,400 $67,400 $72,400 $77,400 $82,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Delaware County

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

From 1990 to 2011, 13 low income apartment communities containing 840 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Delaware 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 Delaware County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
60% of Median $32,760 $37,440 $42,120 $46,800 $50,580 $54,300 $58,080 $61,800

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 Delaware County is $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,510 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,053 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% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,249
60% $819 $878 $1,053 $1,217 $1,358 $1,499
Fair Market Rents in Delaware 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
$643 $761 $957 $1,225 $1,424

Cities In Delaware County

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City Listings Served By
Delaware 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delaware is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Westerville 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westerville is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Dublin 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dublin is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Sunbury 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunbury is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Ashley 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashley is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Powell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Powell is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Galena 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galena is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Kilbourne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kilbourne is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Ostrander 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ostrander is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Radnor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Radnor is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Shawnee Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shawnee Hills is the Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority.