Affordable Housing In Mahoning County
Ohio

82 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mahoning County

International Towers

25 Market St
Youngstown, OH
Income Based
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Heritage Apartments

600 Granada Ave
Youngstown, OH
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Grovewood Manor

3531 Hillman St
Youngstown, OH
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sebring Manor

216 W Ohio Ave
Sebring, OH
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Westview Apartments

3111 Leo Ave
Youngstown, OH
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Forest Ridge

3820 Forest Ridge Ct
Mineral Ridge, OH
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Arlington Heights I & II

742 Lexington Avenue
Youngstown, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

W L. Hart Apartments

125 E Simpson St
Alliance, OH

Valley View Apartments

2626 Tyrell St
Youngstown, OH
Subsidized

Austintown Studio Apartments

850 N Meridian Rd
Youngstown, OH
Subsidized

There are 82 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 5,344 affordable apartments for rent in Mahoning County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,874 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Mahoning County, HUD housing programs support 1,512 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,470 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Mahoning County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mahoning County, Ohio

Mahoning County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 82
Total Low Income Apartments 5,344
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,874
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Total Population 234,550
Housing Units 97,790
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $41,375 ±$729
Median Rent $627 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.33% ± 2.24pp

Population and Household Demographics

Mahoning County is a County in Ohio with a population of 234,550. There are 97,790 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 31.78% of households in Mahoning County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mahoning County

The median gross income for households in Mahoning County is $41,375 a year, or $3,448 a month. The median rent for the county is $627 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mahoning County, a household making less than $2,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Mahoning County.1

Area Median Income In Mahoning 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 Mahoning County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,800

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 Mahoning 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 Mahoning County HUD Rental Assistance in Mahoning 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 Mahoning 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 2012, 53 low income apartment communities containing 1,874 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Mahoning 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 Mahoning 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 Mahoning 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 Mahoning 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
$473 $544 $685 $897 $992

Cities In Mahoning County

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City Listings Served By
Youngstown 50 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Youngstown is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Alliance 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alliance is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Boardman 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boardman is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Sebring 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sebring is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
New Middletown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Middletown is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Campbell 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Campbell is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Beloit 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beloit is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Lowellville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowellville is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Austintown 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Austintown is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Craig Beach 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Craig Beach is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Canfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canfield is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Maple Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maple Ridge is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Mineral Ridge 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mineral Ridge is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Poland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poland is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Struthers 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Struthers is the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority.