Affordable Housing In Martins Ferry
Belmont County, Ohio

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Martins Ferry

Jaycee Manor Apartments

634 Columbus Ave
Martins Ferry, Ohio

Wayne L. Hayes Towers

100 S 3rd St
Martins Ferry, Ohio

St Myer Terrace

1800 Hill St
Martins Ferry, Ohio
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Martins Ferry, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Martins Ferry, Ohio

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Martins Ferry, Ohio

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 472 affordable apartments for rent in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Martins Ferry, Ohio

Martins Ferry features 472 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 Martins Ferry, Ohio

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Martins Ferry.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Martins Ferry, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Martins Ferry landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Martins Ferry.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Martins Ferry, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $744 and $910.

2023 Martins Ferry, 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
Martins Ferry, Ohio Fair Market Rent $563 $647 $827 $1,074 $1,227
Martins Ferry, Ohio Payment Standard Range $507 to $619 $582 to $712 $744 to $910 $967 to $1,181 $1,104 to $1,350

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Martins Ferry, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 472
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 472
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $32,236 ±$2,097
Median Rent $489 ±$95
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.59% ± 10.52pp
Total Population 6,829

Population and Household Demographics

Martins Ferry is a city in Belmont County, Ohio with a population of 6,829. There are 2,954 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 40.32% of households in Martins Ferry are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Martins Ferry

The median gross income for households in Martins Ferry is $32,236 a year, or $2,686 a month. The median rent for the city is $489 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Martins Ferry, a household making less than $1,630 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Martins Ferry.

Area Median Income In Martins Ferry

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 Martins Ferry, the AMI is calculated from all households within Belmont County.

In Martins Ferry, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,400

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 Martins Ferry

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 Martins Ferry

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Martins Ferry AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,400 $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 Martins Ferry AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,650 $29,300 $32,950 $36,600 $39,550 $42,500 $45,400 $48,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Martins Ferry AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,000 $46,850 $52,700 $58,550 $63,250 $67,950 $72,650 $77,300