Affordable Housing In Elyria
Lorain County, Ohio

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elyria

The Cottages at Riverview

550 Sommer Way
Elyria, Ohio
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Harr Plaza

15 Chestnut St
Elyria, Ohio

Kensington Square Apartments

535 Abbe Rd S
Elyria, Ohio

R J Gordon Manor

511 Fuller Rd
Elyria, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Midview Crossing

1864 Middle Ave
Elyria, Ohio

Foster Garden

421 Foster Ave
Elyria, Ohio

Westway Gardens

731 Infirmary Rd
Elyria, Ohio

Chadwick Place

160 Ridge Circle Ln
Elyria, Ohio

Park Meadow Phase V

208 Park Meadow Ln
Elyria, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

New Riverbend Homes

359 Sommer Way
Elyria, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Elyria

Housing Authority Programs
Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elyria, Ohio

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,378 affordable apartments for rent in Elyria, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Elyria, Ohio

Elyria features 1,240 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 Elyria, Ohio

There are 138 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elyria.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elyria, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elyria landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Elyria.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elyria, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $764 and $934.

2020 Elyria, 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 $585 $691 $849 $1,119 $1,174
Payment Standard Range $527 to $644 $622 to $760 $764 to $934 $1,007 to $1,231 $1,057 to $1,291

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Elyria, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 1,378
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,240
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $40,952 ±$1,759
Median Rent $707 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.05% ± 4.26pp
Total Population 54,050

Population and Household Demographics

Elyria is a City in Lorain County, Ohio with a population of 54,050. There are 22,551 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 41.26% of households in Elyria are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elyria

The median gross income for households in Elyria is $40,952 a year, or $3,413 a month. The median rent for the city is $707 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elyria, a household making less than $2,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Elyria.1

Area Median Income In Elyria

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 Elyria, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lorain County.

In Elyria, 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 Elyria

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 Elyria

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