Affordable Housing In Mansfield
Richland County, Ohio

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mansfield

Malabar Trace I Apartments

100 E. Cook Road
Mansfield, OH
$415-495
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Logan Place

800 Logan Rd
Mansfield, OH
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Morchester Villa Apartments

1839 Middle Bellville Rd
Mansfield, OH
Income Based
1 BR
55+
Accessible
Subsidized

Malabar Trace II Apartments

100 E. Cook Road
Mansfield, OH
$350-415
1-2 BR

Mansfield Manor

260 E Cook Rd
Mansfield, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mansfield Memorial Homes Apartments

10 Blymyer Ave
Mansfield, OH
Subsidized

Robert Sturges Memorial Homes

55 Wood St
Mansfield, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

West Park Senior Center

27 W 2nd St
Mansfield, OH
Subsidized

Applewood Place Apartments II

1608 Executive Ct
Mansfield, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Applewood Place

1665 Executive Ct
Mansfield, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Mansfield

Housing Authority Programs
Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Marion Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Mansfield

Housing Authority Programs
Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mansfield, Ohio

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,328 affordable apartments for rent in Mansfield, Ohio. Mansfield features 712 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 552 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mansfield.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mansfield, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,328
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 712
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $32,148 ±$1,601
Median Rent $578 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.02% ± 3.98pp
Total Population 46,998

Population and Household Demographics

Mansfield is a City in Richland County, Ohio with a population of 46,998. There are 18,019 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 45.69% of households in Mansfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mansfield

The median gross income for households in Mansfield is $32,148 a year, or $2,679 a month. The median rent for the city is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mansfield, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Mansfield.1

Area Median Income In Mansfield

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Mansfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Richland County.

In Mansfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,700

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 Mansfield

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 Mansfield HUD Rental Assistance in Mansfield

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 Mansfield

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2007, 13 low income apartment communities containing 486 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Mansfield 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 Mansfield

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 Mansfield 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 Mansfield

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
$469 $528 $696 $927 $1,086