Affordable Housing In Kenton
Hardin County, Ohio

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kenton

Springbrook Common Apartments

980 Meadow Lane
Kenton, OH
1-2 BR

Morningside Villa Apartments

985 Meadow Lane
Kenton, OH
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Kenton Meadows Apartments

995 Meadow Lane
Kenton, OH
1-2 BR

Scioto Village I Apartments

1037 S. Main Street
Kenton, OH
1-2 BR

Scioto Village II Apartments

1037 S. Main Street
Kenton, OH
1-3 BR


900 E Columbus St
Kenton, OH
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kenton Station Senior Villas

1002 E Columbus St
Kenton, OH
Call For Rent
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Kenton Village

655 East St
Kenton, OH

Heritage Manor

398 E Forest Rd
Kenton, OH

Seton Kenton

699 Morningside Dr
Kenton, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Kenton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenton, Ohio

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 523 affordable apartments for rent in Kenton, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Kenton, Ohio

Kenton features 290 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 Kenton, Ohio

There are 135 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kenton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenton, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kenton landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kenton.

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

2020 Kenton, 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 $536 $696 $917 $943
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $482 to $590 $626 to $766 $825 to $1,009 $849 to $1,037

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kenton, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 523
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 290
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $35,659 ±$3,096
Median Rent $586 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.1% ± 11.18pp
Total Population 7,849

Population and Household Demographics

Kenton is a City in Hardin County, Ohio with a population of 7,849. There are 3,248 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 43.23% of households in Kenton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kenton

The median gross income for households in Kenton is $35,659 a year, or $2,972 a month. The median rent for the city is $586 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenton, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenton.1

Area Median Income In Kenton

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 Kenton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hardin County.

In Kenton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Kenton

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 Kenton HUD Rental Assistance in Kenton

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