Affordable Housing In Jefferson
Ashtabula County, Ohio

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson

Pine Terrace

333 S Market St
Jefferson, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Ridgewood Heights

225 Bluecrest AVE
Jefferson, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Jefferson Apartments CO Snider Co

109 S Poplar St
Jefferson, Ohio

Jefferson Courtyard

223 E Jefferson St
Jefferson, Ohio
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson, Ohio

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 207 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson, Ohio

Jefferson features 131 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 Jefferson, Ohio

There are 76 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jefferson.

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

2020 Jefferson, 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 $490 $528 $696 $950 $978
Payment Standard Range $441 to $539 $475 to $581 $626 to $766 $855 to $1,045 $880 to $1,076

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jefferson, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 207
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 131
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $49,870 ±$9,394
Median Rent $652 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 14.26% ± 8.79pp
Total Population 3,199

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson is a City in Ashtabula County, Ohio with a population of 3,199. There are 1,345 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 34.94% of households in Jefferson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson

The median gross income for households in Jefferson is $49,870 a year, or $4,156 a month. The median rent for the city is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 14.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson.1

Area Median Income In Jefferson

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 Jefferson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ashtabula County.

In Jefferson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,700

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 Jefferson

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 Jefferson

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