Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Hamden
Vinton County, Ohio

Housing Authorities that serve Hamden

Housing Authority Programs
Vinton Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hamden, Ohio

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

Income Based Apartments in Hamden, Ohio

Hamden 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 Hamden, Ohio

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hamden, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hamden landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hamden.

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

2020 Hamden, 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 $611 $696 $902 $1,222
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $550 to $672 $626 to $766 $812 to $992 $1,100 to $1,344

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hamden, 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 32.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.91
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $25,217 ±$6,070
Median Rent $606 ±$90
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.28% ± 18.7pp
Total Population 945

Population and Household Demographics

Hamden is a city in Vinton County, Ohio with a population of 945. There are 372 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 32.53% of households in Hamden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hamden

The median gross income for households in Hamden is $25,217 a year, or $2,101 a month. The median rent for the city is $606 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hamden, a household making less than $2,020 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Hamden.

Area Median Income In Hamden

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 Hamden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Vinton County.

In Hamden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,700

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 Hamden

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 Hamden

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