Affordable Housing In Dresden
Muskingum County, Ohio

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dresden

Dresden Towne Apartments

54 W Dave Longaberger Ave
Dresden, Ohio
1-2 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Dresden

Housing Authority Programs
Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dresden, Ohio

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 407 affordable apartments for rent in Dresden, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Dresden, Ohio

Dresden features 407 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 Dresden, Ohio

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dresden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dresden, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dresden landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dresden.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dresden, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $647 and $791.

2020 Dresden, 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 $499 $568 $719 $896 $1,066
Payment Standard Range $449 to $549 $511 to $625 $647 to $791 $806 to $986 $959 to $1,173

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dresden, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 407
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 407
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $35,357 ±$6,678
Median Rent $678 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.36% ± 14.32pp
Total Population 1,707

Population and Household Demographics

Dresden is a City in Muskingum County, Ohio with a population of 1,707. There are 700 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 39.29% of households in Dresden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dresden

The median gross income for households in Dresden is $35,357 a year, or $2,946 a month. The median rent for the city is $678 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dresden, a household making less than $2,260 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Dresden.1

Area Median Income In Dresden

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 Dresden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Muskingum County.

In Dresden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,800

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 Dresden

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 Dresden

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