There are 452 low-income apartments in Muskingum County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Muskingum County, Ohio can range from $492 to $931 depending on the number of bedrooms.
Rental assistance programs support 1,911 low-income homes in Muskingum County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $288 towards rent each month.
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.
|Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency|
Muskingum County features 1,911 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 452 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Muskingum County.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Muskingum County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Muskingum County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Muskingum County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $725 and $887.
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|
|Muskingum County, Ohio Fair Market Rent||$615||$619||$806||$1,062||$1,122|
|Muskingum County, Ohio Payment Standard Range||$554 to $677||$557 to $681||$725 to $887||$956 to $1,168||$1,010 to $1,234|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||30|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,363|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,911|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.16%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.33|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Median Household Income||$41,130 ±$1,241|
|Median Rent||$641 ±$19|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||44.61% ± 3.43pp|
Muskingum County is a county in Ohio with a population of 86,016. There are 34,261 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 33.16% of households in Muskingum County are renters.
The median gross income for households in Muskingum County is $41,130 a year, or $3,428 a month. The median rent for the county is $641 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Muskingum County, a household making less than $2,137 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Muskingum 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 Muskingum County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,600
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Muskingum County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Muskingum County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Muskingum County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.