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Affordable Housing In Fairfield County
Ohio

52 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfield County

Ault Manor

188 Sells Rd
Lancaster, Ohio
Income Based
1 BR

Cherry Gardens

132 N Cherry St
Lancaster, Ohio
Income Based
1 BR

Hunterwood Park Family Apartments

332 Trace Dr
Lancaster, Ohio
Income Based
2-4 BR

Hunterwood Park Senior Apartments

330 Trace Drive
Lancaster, Ohio
$957
1 BR
Subsidized

Lakeland Townhomes

2121 Refugee Rd NE
Millersport, Ohio
$580-610
2 BR
Subsidized

Livingston Arms

207 S Livingston Ave
Lancaster, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Meadows

4855 Pintail Creek Dr
Canal Winchester, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

Hunters Hill Apartments

857 Elizabeth Dr
Lancaster, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pearl House

218 W Chestnut St
Lancaster, Ohio
Call For Rent
2 BR

Davids Way

73 Covenant Way
Canal Winchester, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Fairfield County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairfield County, Ohio

There are 52 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,750 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfield County, Ohio

Fairfield County features 908 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 Fairfield County, Ohio

There are 2,810 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfield County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfield County, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairfield County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $893 and $1,091.

2020 Fairfield 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
Fair Market Rent $677 $794 $992 $1,262 $1,449
Payment Standard Range $609 to $745 $715 to $873 $893 to $1,091 $1,136 to $1,388 $1,304 to $1,594

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfield County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 3,750
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 908
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $60,567 ±$1,568
Median Rent $799 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.86% ± 3.14pp
Total Population 149,112

Population and Household Demographics

Fairfield County is a county in Ohio with a population of 149,112. There are 55,032 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 29.49% of households in Fairfield County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairfield County

The median gross income for households in Fairfield County is $60,567 a year, or $5,047 a month. The median rent for the county is $799 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairfield County, a household making less than $2,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairfield County.

Area Median Income In Fairfield 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 Fairfield County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,500

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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,500 $33,700 $37,900 $42,100 $45,500 $48,850 $52,250 $55,600
80% of Median $47,150 $53,900 $60,650 $67,350 $72,750 $78,150 $83,550 $88,950

Cities In Fairfield County

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City Served By
Amanda
Baltimore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baltimore is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Bremen
Buckeye Lake
Canal Winchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canal Winchester is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Carroll
Fairfield Beach
Hide A Way Hills
Hide-A-Way Hills
Lancaster The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lancaster is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Lithopolis
Millersport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millersport is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Pickerington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pickerington is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Pleasantville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasantville is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Reynoldsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reynoldsburg is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Rushville
Stoutsville
Sugar Grove
Tarlton
Thurston
West Rushville
Winchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winchester is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.