Affordable Housing In Licking County
Ohio

47 Low Income Apartment Communities In Licking County

Blue Heron Manor

16 Flamingo Ct
Hebron, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Lukes Crossing

214 Briarwood Dr
Johnstown, OH
$535
2 BR
Subsidized

Log Pond

628 Glenbrook Dr
Newark, OH
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Concord Apartments

41 N 40th St
Newark, OH
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Crossroads Manor Apartments

903 6th St
Hebron, OH
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Avalon Apartments

86 W Main St
Newark, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Newark Green Apartments

930 King Rd
Newark, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Pataskala Green & Village Square

50 Coors Blvd
Pataskala, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Trail West

1946 Cherry Valley Road
Newark, OH
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Hopewell Cottages

165 Hope Circle
Hebron, OH
HCV Welcome

There are 47 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,198 affordable apartments for rent in Licking County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,238 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Licking County, HUD housing programs support 593 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 924 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Licking County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Licking County, Ohio

Licking County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 47
Total Low Income Apartments 2,198
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,238
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Total Population 168,693
Housing Units 64,230
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $56,549 ±$1,414
Median Rent $760 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.2% ± 2.88pp

Population and Household Demographics

Licking County is a County in Ohio with a population of 168,693. There are 64,230 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 27.92% of households in Licking County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Licking County

The median gross income for households in Licking County is $56,549 a year, or $4,712 a month. The median rent for the county is $760 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Licking County, a household making less than $2,533 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Licking County.1

Area Median Income In Licking 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 Licking County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000

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 Licking 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 Licking County HUD Rental Assistance in Licking County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,400 $18,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
80% of Median $43,700 $49,950 $56,200 $62,400 $67,400 $72,400 $77,400 $82,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Licking 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 2011, 26 low income apartment communities containing 998 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Licking 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 Licking County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
60% of Median $32,760 $37,440 $42,120 $46,800 $50,580 $54,300 $58,080 $61,800

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 Licking County is $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,510 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,053 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% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,249
60% $819 $878 $1,053 $1,217 $1,358 $1,499
Fair Market Rents in Licking 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
$643 $761 $957 $1,225 $1,424

Cities In Licking County

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City Listings Served By
Newark 25 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newark is the Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Pataskala 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pataskala is the Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Heath 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heath is the Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Johnstown 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnstown is the Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Hebron 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hebron is the Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Alexandria 0
Beechwood Trails 0
Brownsville 0
Etna 0
Granville 0
Granville South 0
Gratiot 0
Hanover 0
Harbor Hills 0
Hartford 0
Kirkersville 0
St. Louisville 0
Marne 0