Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Ohio

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Whispering Hills

901 Bank St
Toronto, OH
$505-751
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Rivers Landing

909 2nd St
Brilliant, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Riverside Manor Apartments

524 N 5th St
Toronto, OH
Subsidized

Cathedral Apartments

416 S 5th St
Steubenville, OH
HCV Welcome
Homeless Supportive Housing

Heritage Place

801 Market St
Steubenville, OH
Subsidized

Fort Steuben Apartments

180 N 4th St
Steubenville, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Indian Village Apartments

125 Ravine St
Mingo Junction, OH
Subsidized

Ridgewood Place Apartments

601 Two Ridge Rd
Wintersville, OH
Subsidized

Troy Manor

605 Troy Dr
Steubenville, OH
HCV Welcome

Earl F Rodgers Plaza

423 S 5th St
Steubenville, OH

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,872 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Ohio. Jefferson County features 1,232 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 640 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,872
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,232
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $41,942 ±$1,105
Median Rent $594 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.54% ± 3.28pp
Total Population 68,053

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a County in Ohio with a population of 68,053. There are 27,958 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 29.19% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $41,942 a year, or $3,495 a month. The median rent for the county is $594 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $1,980 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.1

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,100

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 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 Jefferson County HUD Rental Assistance in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

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

From 1988 to 2009, 11 low income apartment communities containing 633 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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
$453 $550 $696 $896 $962

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Listings Served By
Steubenville 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Steubenville is the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Wintersville 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wintersville is the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Mingo Junction 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mingo Junction is the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Toronto 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Toronto is the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Smithfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smithfield is the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Brilliant 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brilliant is the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Rayland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rayland is the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Amsterdam 0
Bergholz 0
Bloomingdale 0
Dillonvale 0
Irondale 0
Mount Pleasant 0
Richmond 0
Tiltonsville 0
Empire 0
New Alexandria 0
Pottery Addition 0
Stratton 0