Affordable Housing In Hardin County
Ohio

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hardin County

Fountainhead Apartments

205 W Shadley Street
Alger, OH
Subsidized

Kenton Village

655 East St
Kenton, OH
Subsidized

Heritage Manor

398 E Forest Rd
Kenton, OH
Subsidized

Seton Kenton

699 Morningside Dr
Kenton, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ada Homes

126 W North Ave
Ada, OH
HCV Welcome

Mallory Meadows

409 E Patterson St
Dunkirk, OH
Subsidized

Eagles Point Apartments

815 Morningside Dr
Kenton, OH
HCV Welcome

Yorktown Village II

401 W Lima Ave
Ada, OH
HCV Welcome

There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 721 affordable apartments for rent in Hardin County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 362 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Hardin County, HUD housing programs support 125 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 261 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Hardin County

Housing Authority Programs
Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-sufficiency
Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hardin County, Ohio

Hardin County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 721
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 362
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Total Population 31,736
Housing Units 11,540
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $42,703 ±$2,098
Median Rent $630 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.38% ± 7.13pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hardin County is a County in Ohio with a population of 31,736. There are 11,540 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 29.07% of households in Hardin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hardin County

The median gross income for households in Hardin County is $42,703 a year, or $3,559 a month. The median rent for the county is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hardin County, a household making less than $2,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Hardin County.1

Area Median Income In Hardin 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 Hardin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Hardin 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 Hardin County HUD Rental Assistance in Hardin 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 Hardin County

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

From 1989 to 2012, 13 low income apartment communities containing 519 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hardin 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 Hardin 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 Hardin 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 Hardin 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$498 $516 $682 $918 $922

Cities In Hardin County

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City Listings Served By
Kenton 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kenton are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Ada 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ada are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Forest 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Forest are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Dunkirk 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dunkirk are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Alger 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alger are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
McGuffey 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve McGuffey are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Mount Victory 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Victory are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Patterson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Patterson are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Ridgeway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ridgeway are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Dola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dola are the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority and Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority.