Affordable Housing In Holmes County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Holmes County

Buck Creek Apartments

366 S Railroad St
Killbuck, OH
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Killbuck Creek Apartments

132 Mullet Drive
Killbuck, OH
1-2 BR


101 Lakeview Dr
Millersburg, OH

Robins Terrace

510 Sill St
Millersburg, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Millersburg Sunshine Villa

149 E Jones St
Millersburg, OH
HCV Welcome

Autumn Run

Millersburg, OH
HCV Welcome
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Holmes County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and research, there are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 406 affordable apartments for rent in Holmes County, Ohio. Holmes County features 284 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 102 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Holmes County.

Holmes County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 406
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 284
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.79
Average Household Size 3.36
Median Household Income $51,996 ±$2,657
Median Rent $561 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.55% ± 5.7pp
Total Population 43,436

Population and Household Demographics

Holmes County is a County in Ohio with a population of 43,436. There are 12,685 households in the county with an average household size of 3.36 persons. 23.84% of households in Holmes County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Holmes County

The median gross income for households in Holmes County is $51,996 a year, or $4,333 a month. The median rent for the county is $561 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Holmes County, a household making less than $1,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Holmes County.1

Area Median Income In Holmes 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 Holmes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Holmes 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 Holmes County HUD Rental Assistance in Holmes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,300
50% of Median $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
80% of Median $36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,500 $56,700 $60,900 $65,100 $69,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Holmes County

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

From 1992 to 2012, 4 low income apartment communities containing 170 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Holmes 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 Holmes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
60% of Median $27,600 $31,500 $35,460 $39,360 $42,540 $45,660 $48,840 $51,960

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 Holmes County is $35,460 a year, or $2,955 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,955 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $887 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% $575 $616 $739 $853 $951 $1,050
60% $690 $739 $887 $1,024 $1,142 $1,260
Fair Market Rents in Holmes 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 $528 $696 $867 $943

Cities In Holmes County

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City Listings Served By
Killbuck 2
Millersburg 4
Berlin 0
Glenmont 0
Holmesville 0
Lake Buckhorn 0
Nashville 0
Walnut Creek 1
Winesburg 0