Affordable Housing In Erie County
18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Erie County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Erie County, Ohio
Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Erie County, Ohio
|Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Erie County, Ohio
There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,088 affordable apartments for rent in Erie County, Ohio.
Income Based Apartments in Erie County, Ohio
Erie County features 616 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 Erie County, Ohio
There are 335 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Erie County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Erie County, Ohio
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Erie County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Erie County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Erie County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $727 and $889.
2022 Erie County, 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|
|Erie County, Ohio Fair Market Rent||$636||$645||$808||$999||$1,224|
|Erie County, Ohio Payment Standard Range||$572 to $700||$581 to $710||$727 to $889||$899 to $1,099||$1,102 to $1,346|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Erie County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||18|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,088|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||616|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||31.38%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.21|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Median Household Income||$48,011 ±$1,442|
|Median Rent||$707 ±$21|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||38.06% ± 3.88pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Erie County is a county in Ohio with a population of 76,141. There are 31,767 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 31.38% of households in Erie County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Erie County
The median gross income for households in Erie County is $48,011 a year, or $4,001 a month. The median rent for the county is $707 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Erie County, a household making less than $2,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Erie County.
Area Median Income In Erie 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 Erie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700
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 Erie 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Erie County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Erie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Erie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Erie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Erie County
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|Bay View||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bay View is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Bellevue||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellevue is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Berlin Heights||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berlin Heights is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Beulah Beach||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beulah Beach is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Castalia||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castalia is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Crystal Rock||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal Rock is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Huron||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huron is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Kelleys Island||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kelleys Island is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Milan||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milan is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Sandusky||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandusky is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Vermilion||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vermilion is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|
|Whites Landing||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whites Landing is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.|