Affordable Housing In Highland County
Ohio

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Highland County

Golden Manor

415 N East St
Hillsboro, OH
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Cedar Woods

312 Cedar Woods Dr
Hillsboro, OH
$607-929
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Treewood Apartments

807 Treewood Drive
Hillsboro, OH
$415-445
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Hi - Land Terrace

737 N West St
Hillsboro, OH
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Highland Heights Apartments

271 Harry Sauner Rd
Hillsboro, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pants Factory Apartments

135 N West St
Hillsboro, OH
Call For Rent
3 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Quail Run Senior

1201 N West St
Hillsboro, OH
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+

The Colony Apartments

101 Janice St
Greenfield, OH

Chautauqua Park

1000 S 5th St
Greenfield, OH
Subsidized

Greenhills Village

1199 Greenhills Dr
Greenfield, OH
Subsidized

There are 21 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,328 affordable apartments for rent in Highland County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 991 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Highland County, HUD housing programs support 406 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 337 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Highland County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Highland County, Ohio

Highland County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,328
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 991
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Total Population 43,170
Housing Units 16,696
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $39,858 ±$2,007
Median Rent $643 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.4% ± 5.5pp

Population and Household Demographics

Highland County is a County in Ohio with a population of 43,170. There are 16,696 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 29.41% of households in Highland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Highland County

The median gross income for households in Highland County is $39,858 a year, or $3,322 a month. The median rent for the county is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Highland County, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Highland County.1

Area Median Income In Highland 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 Highland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,900

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 Highland 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 Highland County HUD Rental Assistance in Highland 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 Highland 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 2010, 7 low income apartment communities containing 281 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 $566 $682 $944 $1,061

Cities In Highland County

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City Listings Served By
Hillsboro 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillsboro is the Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Greenfield 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenfield is the Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Leesburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leesburg is the Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Highland 0
Highland Holiday 0
Mowrystown 0
Rocky Fork Point 0
Sinking Spring 0
Buford 0