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Affordable Housing In Dunkirk
Hardin County, Ohio

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dunkirk

Mallory Meadows

409 E Patterson St
Dunkirk, Ohio
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Housing Authorities that serve Dunkirk

Housing Authority Programs
Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency
Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dunkirk, Ohio

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Dunkirk, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Dunkirk, Ohio

Dunkirk features 48 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 Dunkirk, Ohio

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dunkirk, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dunkirk landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Dunkirk.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dunkirk, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2020 Dunkirk, 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 $517 $536 $696 $917 $943
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $482 to $590 $626 to $766 $825 to $1,009 $849 to $1,037

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dunkirk, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $39,531 ±$11,141
Median Rent $613 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.71% ± 18.81pp
Total Population 969

Population and Household Demographics

Dunkirk is a city in Hardin County, Ohio with a population of 969. There are 362 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 23.48% of households in Dunkirk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dunkirk

The median gross income for households in Dunkirk is $39,531 a year, or $3,294 a month. The median rent for the city is $613 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dunkirk, a household making less than $2,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Dunkirk.

Area Median Income In Dunkirk

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 Dunkirk, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hardin County.

In Dunkirk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Dunkirk

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 Dunkirk

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,000
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800