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Affordable Housing In Portage County
Ohio

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Portage County

Villages at Franklin Crossing

1214 Anita Dr
Kent, Ohio
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Cherry Estates

418 Cherry St
Kent, Ohio
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Towers 43

1546 S Water Street
Kent, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Four Seasons at Kent

5956 Horning Rd
Kent, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Lamplighter Landings

4810 Sontag Ln
Mantua, Ohio

Streetsboro Green

1482 Russell Dr
Streetsboro, Ohio
Subsidized

The Village at Town Center

76 North Ave
Tallmadge, Ohio

Rushin Meadows

778 Northgate Dr
Ravenna, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ravenna Housing for Elderly

772 Northgate Dr
Ravenna, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Saxon Village

265 N Thomas Rd
Tallmadge, Ohio
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Portage County

Housing Authority Programs
Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Portage County, Ohio

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,508 affordable apartments for rent in Portage County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Portage County, Ohio

Portage County features 1,953 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 Portage County, Ohio

There are 555 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Portage County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Portage County, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Portage County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $762 and $932.

2020 Portage County, 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 $557 $659 $847 $1,065 $1,147
Payment Standard Range $501 to $613 $593 to $725 $762 to $932 $959 to $1,172 $1,032 to $1,262

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Portage County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,508
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,953
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $52,552 ±$1,217
Median Rent $802 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.98% ± 3.38pp
Total Population 161,897

Population and Household Demographics

Portage County is a county in Ohio with a population of 161,897. There are 61,055 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 31.33% of households in Portage County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Portage County

The median gross income for households in Portage County is $52,552 a year, or $4,379 a month. The median rent for the county is $802 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Portage County, a household making less than $2,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Portage County.

Area Median Income In Portage 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 Portage County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Portage 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Portage County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600

Cities In Portage County

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City Served By
Atwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atwater is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Aurora The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aurora is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Brady Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brady Lake is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Brimfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brimfield is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Garrettsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garrettsville is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Hiram The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hiram is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Kent The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kent is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Mantua The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mantua is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Mogadore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mogadore is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Ravenna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ravenna is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Streetsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Streetsboro is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Sugar Bush Knolls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sugar Bush Knolls is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Tallmadge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tallmadge is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Windham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windham is the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.