Affordable Housing In Lucas County

151 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lucas County

The Residenz at Sylvania

3316 Percentum Road
Toledo, OH
1-2 BR

Whitehouse Square Senior Villas

7001 Park View Court
Whitehouse, OH
2 BR

Englewood Senior Housing

2737 Monroe St
Toledo, OH
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Autumn Wood Village

1222 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
4 BR

Whitehouse Square Townhomes

10405 Washington St
Whitehouse, OH
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Byrneport Apartments

909 Byrneport Dr
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Covenant House

702 N Erie St
Toledo, OH
Income Based
1-2 BR

Briarwood of Toledo

5569 Ryewyck Court
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Collingwood Green

800 Division St
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Valley Bridge

5351 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 151 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 12,594 affordable apartments for rent in Lucas County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 7,979 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lucas County, HUD housing programs support 3,681 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 4,442 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lucas County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lucas County, Ohio

Lucas County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 151
Total Low Income Apartments 12,594
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 7,979
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Total Population 436,261
Housing Units 177,619
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $41,777 ±$636
Median Rent $666 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.63% ± 1.56pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lucas County is a County in Ohio with a population of 436,261. There are 177,619 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 39.05% of households in Lucas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lucas County

The median gross income for households in Lucas County is $41,777 a year, or $3,481 a month. The median rent for the county is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lucas County, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Lucas County.1

Area Median Income In Lucas 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 Lucas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,900

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 Lucas 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 Lucas County HUD Rental Assistance in Lucas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
80% of Median $38,600 $44,100 $49,600 $55,100 $59,550 $63,950 $68,350 $72,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lucas 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 2012, 79 low income apartment communities containing 5,241 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lucas 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 Lucas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
60% of Median $28,980 $33,120 $37,260 $41,340 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600

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 Lucas County is $37,260 a year, or $3,105 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,105 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $932 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% $604 $647 $776 $896 $1,000 $1,103
60% $725 $776 $932 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
Fair Market Rents in Lucas 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
$477 $560 $727 $994 $1,094

Cities In Lucas County

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City Listings Served By
Toledo 143 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Toledo is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Oregon 4
Whitehouse 3
Maumee 1
Holland 0
Curtice 0
Harbor View 0
Neapolis 0
Sylvania 0
Berkey 0
Ottawa Hills 0
Waterville 0