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Affordable Housing In Niles
Trumbull County, Ohio

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Niles

Heaton House

1123 North Rd
Niles, Ohio
Income Based
1-2 BR

Mckinley Towers

425 Seneca St
Niles, Ohio
Income Based
1-2 BR

Royal Mall Apartments

213 Royal Mall Drive
Niles, Ohio

Bentley Senior Housing Development

42 S Bentley Ave
Niles, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Edison Place

36 W Church St
Niles, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Niles

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Niles, Ohio

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 513 affordable apartments for rent in Niles, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Niles, Ohio

Niles features 263 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 Niles, Ohio

There are 82 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Niles.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Niles, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Niles landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Niles.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Niles, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $630 and $770.

2020 Niles, 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
Fair Market Rent $482 $557 $700 $917 $1,003
Payment Standard Range $434 to $530 $501 to $613 $630 to $770 $825 to $1,009 $903 to $1,103

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Niles, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 513
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 263
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $38,365 ±$2,439
Median Rent $627 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.1% ± 5.07pp
Total Population 18,886

Population and Household Demographics

Niles is a city in Trumbull County, Ohio with a population of 18,886. There are 8,236 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 42.81% of households in Niles are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Niles

The median gross income for households in Niles is $38,365 a year, or $3,197 a month. The median rent for the city is $627 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Niles, a household making less than $2,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Niles.

Area Median Income In Niles

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 Niles, the AMI is calculated from all households within Trumbull County.

In Niles, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,700

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 Niles

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 Niles

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,000
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800