Affordable Housing In Guernsey County

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Guernsey County

Aspen Greene

105 Meadow brook Dr
Byesville, OH
1-2 BR

Cambridge Heights Apartments

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

Heritage Court

720 S 10th St
Cambridge, OH

Lakeview Terrace

621 S 7th St
Byesville, OH

Byesville Gardens

243 Sequoia Dr
Byesville, OH

Cambridge Village

220 Columbia Ct
Cambridge, OH

Huston Hills

Huston Hills Dr
Cambridge, OH

Quaker City Apartments

355 Barnesville St
Quaker City, OH

Sky Meadows

6533 Fairdale Dr
Cambridge, OH
HCV Welcome

Cambridge Management Corp

1481 Wills Creek Valley Dr
Cambridge, OH
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Guernsey County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Guernsey County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Guernsey County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and research, there are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,083 affordable apartments for rent in Guernsey County, Ohio. Guernsey County features 754 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 329 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Guernsey County.

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.1

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 $54,500

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 Guernsey County 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 $13,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,200
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
80% of Median $36,650 $41,850 $47,100 $52,300 $56,500 $60,700 $64,900 $69,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Guernsey County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2010, 8 low income apartment communities containing 423 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Guernsey County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Guernsey County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
60% of Median $27,480 $31,440 $35,340 $39,240 $42,420 $45,540 $48,660 $51,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Guernsey County is $35,340 a year, or $2,945 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,945 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $884 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $573 $614 $736 $851 $949 $1,047
60% $687 $737 $884 $1,021 $1,139 $1,256
Fair Market Rents in Guernsey County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$517 $551 $696 $867 $1,059

Cities In Guernsey County

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City Listings Served By
Cambridge 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cambridge are the Cambridge Metropolitan Housing Authority and Noble Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Byesville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byesville is the Noble Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Buffalo 0
Cumberland 0
Kimbolton 0
Lore City 0
Pleasant City 0
Quaker City 1
Salesville 0
Senecaville 0
Old Washington 0