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Affordable Housing In Guernsey County

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Guernsey County

Aspen Greene

105 Meadow brook Dr
Byesville, Ohio
1-2 BR

Cambridge Heights Apartments

1525 Elm Street
Cambridge, Ohio
Income Based
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Heritage Court

720 S 10th St
Cambridge, Ohio

Lakeview Terrace

621 S 7th St
Byesville, Ohio

Byesville Gardens

243 Sequoia Dr
Byesville, Ohio

Cambridge Village

220 Columbia Ct
Cambridge, Ohio

Huston Hills

Huston Hills Dr
Cambridge, Ohio

Quaker City Apartments

355 Barnesville St
Quaker City, Ohio

Sky Meadows

6533 Fairdale Dr
Cambridge, Ohio

Cambridge Management Corp

1481 Wills Creek Valley Dr
Cambridge, Ohio

Guide To Affordable Housing in Guernsey County, Ohio

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,083 affordable apartments for rent in Guernsey County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Guernsey County, Ohio

Guernsey County features 754 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 Guernsey County, Ohio

There are 329 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Guernsey County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Guernsey County, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Guernsey County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Guernsey County.

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

2020 Guernsey 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 $517 $551 $696 $867 $1,059
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $496 to $606 $626 to $766 $780 to $954 $953 to $1,165

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Guernsey County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,083
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 754
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $40,930 ±$1,885
Median Rent $595 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.2% ± 5.53pp
Total Population 39,626

Population and Household Demographics

Guernsey County is a county in Ohio with a population of 39,626. There are 15,558 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 26.96% of households in Guernsey County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Guernsey County

The median gross income for households in Guernsey County is $40,930 a year, or $3,411 a month. The median rent for the county is $595 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Guernsey County, a household making less than $1,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Guernsey County.

Area Median Income In Guernsey 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 Guernsey County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200

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 Guernsey 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 Guernsey County

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

Cities In Guernsey County

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City Served By
Cambridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambridge is the Cambridge Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Lore City
Old Washington
Pleasant City
Quaker City