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Affordable Housing In Norwalk
Huron County, Ohio

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Norwalk

Bennett Pointe Senior Apartments

11 Bennett Ln
Norwalk, Ohio
$672
2 BR

Homestead Villa II Apartments

41 E. Washington Street
Norwalk, Ohio
$415
1 BR

Homestead Villa I Apartments

41 E. Washington Street
Norwalk, Ohio
$400-440
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Parkside Place Apartments

408 Old State Road
Norwalk, Ohio
$425-470
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Homestead Estates Apartments

55 N. West Street
Norwalk, Ohio
$398-433
1-2 BR

Pleasant Pines Apartments

120 N. Pleasant Street
Norwalk, Ohio
$440-488
1-2 BR

Norwalk North Apartments

25 Bouscay Ave
Norwalk, Ohio
Subsidized

Luther Oaks Apartments

36 Executive Dr
Norwalk, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Family Initiative

74 Executive Dr
Norwalk, Ohio
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Maple Grove Manor

190 Benedict Ave
Norwalk, Ohio

Housing Authorities that serve Norwalk

Housing Authority Programs
Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Norwalk, Ohio

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 460 affordable apartments for rent in Norwalk, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Norwalk, Ohio

Norwalk features 226 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 Norwalk, Ohio

There are 146 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Norwalk.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Norwalk, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Norwalk, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $674 and $824.

2021 Norwalk, 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 $567 $568 $749 $961 $1,071
Payment Standard Range $510 to $624 $511 to $625 $674 to $824 $865 to $1,057 $964 to $1,178

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Norwalk, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 460
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 226
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $41,660 ±$3,033
Median Rent $618 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.39% ± 8.02pp
Total Population 16,892

Population and Household Demographics

Norwalk is a city in Huron County, Ohio with a population of 16,892. There are 6,617 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 37.57% of households in Norwalk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Norwalk

The median gross income for households in Norwalk is $41,660 a year, or $3,472 a month. The median rent for the city is $618 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Norwalk, a household making less than $2,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Norwalk.

Area Median Income In Norwalk

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 Norwalk, the AMI is calculated from all households within Huron County.

In Norwalk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,500

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 Norwalk

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 Norwalk

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