Affordable Housing In Portage County
Ohio

42 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

Maple Brook at Golden Pond

5231 & 5221 Sunnybrook Rd
Kent, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Four Seasons at Kent

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

Terrill Suites

856 Cleveland Rd
Ravenna, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Portage Housing III

120 E Main St
Ravenna, Ohio

Portage Housing II

314 Washington Ave
Ravenna, Ohio

Lamplighter Landings

4810 Sontag Ln
Mantua, Ohio

Streetsboro Green

1482 Russell Dr
Streetsboro, Ohio
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Portage County, Ohio

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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Portage County, Ohio

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 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,631 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 678 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 $801 and $979.

2022 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
Portage County, Ohio Fair Market Rent $610 $702 $890 $1,126 $1,207
Portage County, Ohio Payment Standard Range $549 to $671 $632 to $772 $801 to $979 $1,013 to $1,239 $1,086 to $1,328

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Portage County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 2,631
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 $83,300

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Portage County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Portage County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,050 $32,050 $36,050 $40,050 $43,300 $46,500 $49,700 $52,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Portage County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,900 $51,300 $57,700 $64,100 $69,250 $74,400 $79,500 $84,650

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.