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Affordable Housing In Harpster
Wyandot County, Ohio

Housing Authorities that serve Harpster

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Harpster, Ohio

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

Income Based Apartments in Harpster, Ohio

Harpster 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 Harpster, Ohio

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Harpster, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Harpster landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Harpster.

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

2020 Harpster, 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 $539 $696 $867 $943
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $485 to $593 $626 to $766 $780 to $954 $849 to $1,037

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Harpster, 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 19.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $43,077 ±$3,129
Median Rent $725 ±$188
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.44% ± 96pp
Total Population 231

Population and Household Demographics

Harpster is a city in Wyandot County, Ohio with a population of 231. There are 94 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 19.15% of households in Harpster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harpster

The median gross income for households in Harpster is $43,077 a year, or $3,590 a month. The median rent for the city is $725 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harpster, a household making less than $2,417 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Harpster.

Area Median Income In Harpster

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 Harpster, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wyandot County.

In Harpster, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,000

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 Harpster

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 Harpster

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