Affordable Housing In Gahanna
Franklin County, Ohio

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gahanna

Stygler Village

140 Imperial Dr
Gahanna, Ohio

Stygler Commons

165 N Stygler Rd
Gahanna, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Creative Housing V

1241 N Hamilton Rd
Gahanna, Ohio
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Gahanna, Ohio

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 193 affordable apartments for rent in Gahanna, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Gahanna, Ohio

Gahanna features 193 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 Gahanna, Ohio

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gahanna, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gahanna landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Gahanna.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gahanna, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $929 and $1,135.

2022 Gahanna, 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
Gahanna, Ohio Fair Market Rent $730 $829 $1,032 $1,281 $1,426
Gahanna, Ohio Payment Standard Range $657 to $803 $746 to $912 $929 to $1,135 $1,153 to $1,409 $1,283 to $1,569

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gahanna, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 193
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 193
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $72,863 ±$3,345
Median Rent $976 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.26% ± 8.54pp
Total Population 34,095

Population and Household Demographics

Gahanna is a city in Franklin County, Ohio with a population of 34,095. There are 12,956 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 26.32% of households in Gahanna are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gahanna

The median gross income for households in Gahanna is $72,863 a year, or $6,072 a month. The median rent for the city is $976 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gahanna, a household making less than $3,253 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Gahanna.

Area Median Income In Gahanna

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 Gahanna, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Gahanna, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,800

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 Gahanna

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 Gahanna

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gahanna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,650 $20,150 $22,650 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gahanna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gahanna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,950 $53,650 $60,350 $67,050 $72,450 $77,800 $83,150 $88,550