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Affordable Housing In Forest
Hardin County, Ohio

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forest

Sharon Apartments

201 N Campbell Street
Forest, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Forest

Housing Authority Programs
Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency
Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Forest, Ohio

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Forest, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Forest, Ohio

Forest features 0 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 Forest, Ohio

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forest.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forest, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Forest landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Forest.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forest, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2020 Forest, 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 $517 $536 $696 $917 $943
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $482 to $590 $626 to $766 $825 to $1,009 $849 to $1,037

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Forest, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.99
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $45,969 ±$2,827
Median Rent $684 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.52% ± 14.81pp
Total Population 1,609

Population and Household Demographics

Forest is a city in Hardin County, Ohio with a population of 1,609. There are 569 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 29.53% of households in Forest are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forest

The median gross income for households in Forest is $45,969 a year, or $3,831 a month. The median rent for the city is $684 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forest, a household making less than $2,280 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Forest.

Area Median Income In Forest

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 Forest, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hardin County.

In Forest, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Forest

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 Forest

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,000
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800