Affordable Housing In Medina County
Ohio

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Medina County

Arbor Woods I

354 Arbor Ct
Medina, OH
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Towne Center Apartments

1258 Pearl Rd
Brunswick, OH
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There are 22 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,464 affordable apartments for rent in Medina County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 912 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Medina County, HUD housing programs support 526 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 504 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Medina County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Medina County, Ohio

Medina County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 1,464
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 912
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 174,831
Housing Units 66,002
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $66,952 ±$1,345
Median Rent $824 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.88% ± 3.49pp

Population and Household Demographics

Medina County is a County in Ohio with a population of 174,831. There are 66,002 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 20.65% of households in Medina County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Medina County

The median gross income for households in Medina County is $66,952 a year, or $5,579 a month. The median rent for the county is $824 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Medina County, a household making less than $2,747 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Medina County.1

Area Median Income In Medina 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 Medina County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,700

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 Medina 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 Medina County HUD Rental Assistance in Medina County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,500 $17,700 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
80% of Median $41,300 $47,200 $53,100 $58,950 $63,700 $68,400 $73,100 $77,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Medina County

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

From 1991 to 2008, 8 low income apartment communities containing 578 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Medina 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 Medina County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
60% of Median $30,960 $35,400 $39,840 $44,220 $47,760 $51,300 $54,840 $58,380

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 Medina County is $39,840 a year, or $3,320 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,320 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $996 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% $645 $691 $830 $958 $1,069 $1,179
60% $774 $830 $996 $1,150 $1,283 $1,415
Fair Market Rents in Medina 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
$569 $678 $836 $1,102 $1,158

Cities In Medina County

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City Listings Served By
Medina 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medina is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Wadsworth 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wadsworth is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Creston 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creston is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Lodi 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lodi is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Rittman 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rittman is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Brunswick 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brunswick is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Chippewa Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chippewa Lake is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Seville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seville is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Spencer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencer is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Westfield Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westfield Center is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Gloria Glens Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gloria Glens Park is the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority.