Affordable Housing In Guernsey County
16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Guernsey County
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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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|Cambridge||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cambridge is the Cambridge Metropolitan Housing Authority.|