Affordable Housing In Lucas County
Ohio

149 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lucas County

The Residenz at Sylvania

3316 Percentum Road
Toledo, OH
$513-744
1-2 BR
55+

Whitehouse Square Senior Villas

7001 Park View Court
Whitehouse, OH
$603-744
2 BR
55+

Englewood Senior Housing

2737 Monroe St
Toledo, OH
$493-846
2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Collingwood Green I

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

Autumn Wood Village

1222 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
4 BR

Whitehouse Square Townhomes

10405 Washington St
Whitehouse, OH
$816-950
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Byrneport Apartments

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

Dorrell Manor

5836 Southwyck Blvd
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Flory Gardens

3425 Nebraska Ave
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Ashley Arms

1950 W Bancroft St
Toledo, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Lucas County

Housing Authority Programs
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lucas County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 149 low income housing apartment communities offering 12,184 affordable apartments for rent in Lucas County, Ohio. Lucas County features 7,593 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 4,418 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lucas County.

Lucas County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 149
Total Low Income Apartments 12,184
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,593
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $41,777 ±$636
Median Rent $666 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.63% ± 1.56pp
Total Population 436,261

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$505 $592 $767 $1,044 $1,150

Cities In Lucas County

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City Listings Served By
Toledo 141 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Toledo is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Oregon 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oregon is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Whitehouse 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitehouse is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Maumee 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maumee is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Holland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Curtice 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Curtice is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Harbor View 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harbor View is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Neapolis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Neapolis is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Sylvania 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sylvania is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Berkey 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berkey is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Ottawa Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ottawa Hills is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Waterville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterville is the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.