Affordable Housing In Erie County
Ohio

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Erie County

The Reserve at Lakeview Landing

512 Berlin Road
Huron, OH
$516-755
1-2 BR
55+

Villa on the Lake Apartments

Rye Beach Rd
Huron, OH
$430
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Erie Village Apartments

221 Rye Beach Road
Huron, OH
Income Based
1 BR

Nickel Plate Plaza Apartments

975 Monroe Street
Bellevue, OH
$395-450
1-2 BR

Bellevue Rotary Commons

259 Northwest St
Bellevue, OH
Subsidized

Community Plaza

1211 McKinley St
Sandusky, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Woodlawn Court

811 Woodlawn Ave
Sandusky, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Echo Duplexes

511 Carroll Ave
Sandusky, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Corason Place

2028 Foxborough Cir
Sandusky, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sunnyside Acres

1440 Judy Ln
Sandusky, OH
Subsidized

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,043 affordable apartments for rent in Erie County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 616 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Erie County, HUD housing programs support 187 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 290 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Erie County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Erie County, Ohio

Erie County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,043
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 616
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Total Population 76,141
Housing Units 31,767
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.1

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 $69,400

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 Erie County HUD Rental Assistance in Erie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
80% of Median $38,550 $44,050 $49,550 $55,050 $59,500 $63,900 $68,300 $72,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Erie County

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

From 1989 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 531 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Erie 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 Erie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
60% of Median $28,920 $33,060 $37,200 $41,280 $44,640 $47,940 $51,240 $54,540

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 Erie County is $37,200 a year, or $3,100 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,100 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $930 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% $603 $646 $775 $895 $999 $1,102
60% $723 $775 $930 $1,074 $1,199 $1,322
Fair Market Rents in Erie 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
$486 $566 $748 $962 $1,064

Cities In Erie County

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City Listings Served By
Sandusky 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandusky is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Huron 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huron is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Bellevue 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellevue is the Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Bay View 0
Berlin Heights 0
Beulah Beach 0
Castalia 0
Crystal Rock 0
Kelleys Island 0
Milan 0
Vermilion 0
Whites Landing 0