Mahoning County, Ohio Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 3,692 income based apartments in Mahoning County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,443 affordable apartments in Mahoning County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Mahoning County, Ohio

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Mahoning County. Go to the Ohio Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Mahoning County.

Freedom Village Youngstown

1356 N Osborn Ave
Youngstown, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Nantucket Circle Apartments

965 Nantucket Cir NE
Alliance, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Lexington Country Homes

1455 Shadow Ridge Ave
Alliance, Ohio
Income Based
3 BR

Wellness Village at Midway

3055 Mahoning Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+
Affordable

International Towers

25 Market St
Youngstown, Ohio
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Heritage Apartments

600 Granada Ave
Youngstown, Ohio
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

W L. Hart Apartments

125 E Simpson St
Alliance, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR

Broadway Park

353 Broadway Ave
Youngstown, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Village at Arlington, Phase II

995 Madison Ave
Youngstown, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Grovewood Manor

3531 Hillman St
Youngstown, Ohio
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Mahoning County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Mahoning County

City Apartments
Youngstown, OH Affordable Housing programs support 50 apartment communities in Youngstown.
Alliance, OH Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Alliance.
Boardman, OH Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Boardman.
Campbell, OH Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Campbell.
Austintown, OH Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Austintown.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mahoning County, Ohio

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Ohio Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Mahoning County.

Mahoning County, Ohio Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Mahoning County, Ohio

Mahoning County features 3,692 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 Mahoning County, Ohio

There are 1,443 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mahoning County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mahoning County, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mahoning County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Mahoning County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mahoning County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $715 and $873.

2023 Mahoning 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
Mahoning County, Ohio Fair Market Rent $573 $632 $794 $1,050 $1,113
Mahoning County, Ohio Payment Standard Range $516 to $630 $569 to $695 $715 to $873 $945 to $1,155 $1,002 to $1,224

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mahoning County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 85
Total Low Income Apartments 5,199
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,692
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $41,375 ±$729
Median Rent $627 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.33% ± 2.24pp
Total Population 234,550

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.

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 $65,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Mahoning County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mahoning County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mahoning County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mahoning County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300