Affordable Housing In Lorain County
Ohio

46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lorain County

Park Meadow Phase V

208 Park Meadow Ln
Elyria, OH
Accepts Vouchers

Sheffield Meadows Apartments

4850 Oneil Blvd
Lorain, OH
Accepts Vouchers

Nativity Housing

404 W 13th St
Lorain, OH
Accepts Vouchers

New Riverbend Homes

359 Sommer Way
Elyria, OH
Accepts Vouchers

Leavitt Homes

2310 W 20th St
Lorain, OH

Westgate Garden Apartments

3001 Leavitt Rd
Lorain, OH
Accepts Vouchers

Nativity Manor

1454 Lexington Ave
Lorain, OH
Accepts Vouchers

Timber Lake

1521 Rosewood Blvd
Avon, OH
Accepts Vouchers

South Lorain

1500 E 29th St
Lorain, OH
Accepts Vouchers

Lakeview Plaza

310 W 7th St
Lorain, OH

Housing Authorities that serve Lorain County

Housing Authority Programs
Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lorain County, Ohio

There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,362 affordable apartments for rent in Lorain County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Lorain County, Ohio

Lorain County features 3,362 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 Lorain County, Ohio

There are 976 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lorain County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lorain County, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lorain County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lorain County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lorain County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $764 and $934.

2020 Lorain County, 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 $585 $691 $849 $1,119 $1,174
Payment Standard Range $527 to $644 $622 to $760 $764 to $934 $1,007 to $1,231 $1,057 to $1,291

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lorain County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 4,362
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,362
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $52,457 ±$1,003
Median Rent $741 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.58% ± 2.35pp
Total Population 303,152

Population and Household Demographics

Lorain County is a County in Ohio with a population of 303,152. There are 117,298 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 28.74% of households in Lorain County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lorain County

The median gross income for households in Lorain County is $52,457 a year, or $4,371 a month. The median rent for the county is $741 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lorain County, a household making less than $2,470 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Lorain County.1

Area Median Income In Lorain 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 Lorain County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,700

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 Lorain 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 Lorain County HUD Rental Assistance in Lorain County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,500 $17,700 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
80% of Median $41,300 $47,200 $53,100 $58,950 $63,700 $68,400 $73,100 $77,850

Cities In Lorain County

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City Listings Served By
Lorain 28 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lorain is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Elyria 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elyria is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Oberlin 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oberlin is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Wellington 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellington is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Avon Lake 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avon Lake is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Avon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avon is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
North Ridgeville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Ridgeville is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Amherst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amherst is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Eaton Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eaton Estates is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Grafton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grafton is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Kipton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kipton is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
LaGrange 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves LaGrange is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Pheasant Run 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pheasant Run is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Rochester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochester is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Sheffield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheffield is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Sheffield Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheffield Lake is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.
South Amherst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Amherst is the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority.