Affordable Housing In Fort Shawnee
Allen County, Ohio

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fort Shawnee, 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 Fort Shawnee, Ohio

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Shawnee, Ohio

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Shawnee, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Shawnee, Ohio

Fort Shawnee 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 Fort Shawnee, Ohio

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fort Shawnee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Shawnee, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Shawnee, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $769 and $939.

2023 Fort Shawnee, 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
Fort Shawnee, Ohio Fair Market Rent $657 $680 $854 $1,086 $1,246
Fort Shawnee, Ohio Payment Standard Range $591 to $723 $612 to $748 $769 to $939 $977 to $1,195 $1,121 to $1,371

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fort Shawnee, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 13.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $57,879 ±$8,526
Median Rent $822 ±$115
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.36% ± 21.56pp
Total Population 6,143

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Shawnee is a city in Allen County, Ohio with a population of 6,143. There are 2,539 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 13.31% of households in Fort Shawnee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Shawnee

The median gross income for households in Fort Shawnee is $57,879 a year, or $4,823 a month. The median rent for the city is $822 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Shawnee, a household making less than $2,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Shawnee.

Area Median Income In Fort Shawnee

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 Fort Shawnee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allen County.

In Fort Shawnee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Fort Shawnee

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 Fort Shawnee

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Shawnee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fort Shawnee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fort Shawnee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300