Affordable Housing In Muskingum County

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muskingum County

Seton Housing Inc ( Zanesville )

516 Sheridan St
Zanesville, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Roseville Commons

184 Cathy Ln
Roseville, OH

New Concord Duplexes

290 Old Rix Mills Rd
New Concord, OH
HCV Welcome

M and J II

352 Sheridan St
Zanesville, OH
HCV Welcome

Mount Anderson Apartments

145 Blocksom St
Zanesville, OH
HCV Welcome

Clubview Apartments

2430 Vista View DR
Zanesville, OH
HCV Welcome

Leased Housing

1265 Race Cir
Zanesville, OH

Evergreen Village

201 Lakeside Dr
New Concord, OH

Frank Cook Senior Housing

450 Baker St
Zanesville, OH
HCV Welcome

Zanesville Family Homes II

323 Lucia Ct
Zanesville, OH
HCV Welcome

There are 30 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,362 affordable apartments for rent in Muskingum County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,910 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Muskingum County, HUD housing programs support 281 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 452 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Muskingum County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Muskingum County, Ohio

Muskingum County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 2,362
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,910
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Total Population 86,016
Housing Units 34,261
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $41,130 ±$1,241
Median Rent $641 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.61% ± 3.43pp

Population and Household Demographics

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.

Income and Rent Overburden in Muskingum County

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.1

Area Median Income 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 $58,800

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 Muskingum 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 Muskingum County HUD Rental Assistance in Muskingum County

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 Muskingum 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 2009, 15 low income apartment communities containing 514 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Muskingum 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 Muskingum County

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 Muskingum County 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 Muskingum 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
$446 $557 $690 $865 $1,010

Cities In Muskingum County

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City Listings Served By
Zanesville 22 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zanesville is the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Roseville 2
New Concord 3
Frazeysburg 1
Dresden 1
East Fultonham 0
Fultonham 0
North Zanesville 0
Philo 0
Pleasant Grove 0
South Zanesville 0
Trinway 0
Adamsville 0
Duncan Falls 0
Norwich 0
Licking Township 1