Affordable Housing In Knox County
Ohio

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Knox County

Honeybrook Greene

91 Koehler St
Utica, OH
$680-725
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Vernon Ridge Apartments

700 Follin Ave
Mount Vernon, OH
$670-770
2-4 BR
Subsidized

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55 Sychar Rd
Mount Vernon, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Centerburg Place

164 W Houck St
Centerburg, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hillside Apartments

100 McGibney Rd
Mount Vernon, OH
Subsidized

Oak Hill Manor

1 Cross St
Utica, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Wasmver Apartments

914 N Mulberry St
Mount Vernon, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Beechtree Apartments

1365 Yauger Rd
Mount Vernon, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Jefferson Place

1000 JoAnn Dr
Utica, OH
Subsidized

Danville Commons

207 E Walnut
Danville, OH

There are 15 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 700 affordable apartments for rent in Knox County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 271 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Knox County, HUD housing programs support 101 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 429 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Knox County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Knox County, Ohio

Knox County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 700
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 271
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Total Population 61,004
Housing Units 22,759
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $48,533 ±$2,141
Median Rent $699 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.65% ± 4.73pp

Population and Household Demographics

Knox County is a County in Ohio with a population of 61,004. There are 22,759 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 29.15% of households in Knox County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Knox County

The median gross income for households in Knox County is $48,533 a year, or $4,044 a month. The median rent for the county is $699 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Knox County, a household making less than $2,330 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Knox County.1

Area Median Income In Knox 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 Knox County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,200

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 Knox 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 Knox County HUD Rental Assistance in Knox 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 Knox County

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

From 1987 to 2010, 8 low income apartment communities containing 306 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Knox 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 Knox 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 Knox 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 Knox 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
$536 $545 $702 $922 $1,012

Cities In Knox County

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City Listings Served By
Mount Vernon 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vernon is the Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Utica 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Utica is the Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Centerburg 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centerburg is the Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Danville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Danville is the Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Gambier 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gambier is the Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Apple Valley 0
Fredericktown 0
Gann 0
Bladensburg 0
Howard 0
Martinsburg 0