Affordable Housing In Fairfield County
Ohio

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfield County

Ault Manor

188 Sells Rd
Lancaster, OH
Income Based
1 BR

Cherry Gardens

132 N Cherry St
Lancaster, OH
Income Based
1 BR

Hunterwood Park Family Apartments

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

Hunterwood Park Elderly Apartments

330 Trace Drive
Lancaster, OH
$609
1 BR
Subsidized

Barclay Manor Apartments

351 Fairview Avenue
Baltimore, OH
$445-493
1-3 BR

Livingston Arms

207 S Livingston Ave
Lancaster, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Hunters Hill Apartments

857 Elizabeth Dr
Lancaster, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pearl House

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

Davids Way

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

Pickfair Square

310 Jericho Rd
Pickerington, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 51 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,789 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfield County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 959 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Fairfield County, HUD housing programs support 320 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 2,798 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Fairfield County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 3,789
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 959
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Total Population 149,112
Housing Units 55,032
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $60,567 ±$1,568
Median Rent $799 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.86% ± 3.14pp

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.1

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 $78,000

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 Fairfield County 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 $16,400 $18,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
80% of Median $43,700 $49,950 $56,200 $62,400 $67,400 $72,400 $77,400 $82,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Fairfield County

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

From 1988 to 2010, 31 low income apartment communities containing 2,085 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Fairfield 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 Fairfield County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
60% of Median $32,760 $37,440 $42,120 $46,800 $50,580 $54,300 $58,080 $61,800

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 Fairfield County is $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,510 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,053 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% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,249
60% $819 $878 $1,053 $1,217 $1,358 $1,499
Fair Market Rents in Fairfield 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
$643 $761 $957 $1,225 $1,424

Cities In Fairfield County

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City Listings Served By
Lancaster 22 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lancaster is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Baltimore 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baltimore is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Pleasantville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasantville is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Reynoldsburg 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reynoldsburg is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Canal Winchester 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canal Winchester is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Millersport 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millersport is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Pickerington 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pickerington is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Winchester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winchester is the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Carroll 0
Buckeye Lake 0
Fairfield Beach 0
Lithopolis 0
Rushville 0
Sugar Grove 0
Tarlton 0
Thurston 0
West Rushville 0
Amanda 0
Bremen 0
Hide A Way Hills 0
Stoutsville 0
Hide-A-Way Hills 0