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Affordable Housing In Portsmouth
Scioto County, Ohio

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Portsmouth

Park Apartments

307 Chillicothe St
Portsmouth, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

B.T. Washington Apartments

1106 11th St
Portsmouth, Ohio
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Shawnee Apartments

315 Market St
Portsmouth, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rivertown Apartments

222 Chillicothe St
Portsmouth, Ohio
Subsidized

Horizon House Apartments

700 2nd St
Portsmouth, Ohio
Subsidized

Findlay Manor

931 15th St
Portsmouth, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Riverview Retirement Center

500 2nd St
Portsmouth, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Scioto Apartments

Scattered Sites Bldgs 1-8
Portsmouth, Ohio

Findlay Street Group

1206 Waller St
Portsmouth, Ohio

Wayne Hills

1701 Kendall Ave
Portsmouth, Ohio

Housing Authorities that serve Portsmouth

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Portsmouth, Ohio

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 997 affordable apartments for rent in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Portsmouth, Ohio

Portsmouth features 908 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 Portsmouth, Ohio

There are 89 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Portsmouth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Portsmouth, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Portsmouth, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Portsmouth, 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 $530 $644 $734 $1,050 $1,148
Payment Standard Range $477 to $583 $580 to $708 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,033 to $1,263

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Portsmouth, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 997
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 908
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $27,253 ±$3,976
Median Rent $533 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.3% ± 6.62pp
Total Population 20,376

Population and Household Demographics

Portsmouth is a city in Scioto County, Ohio with a population of 20,376. There are 8,154 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 49.33% of households in Portsmouth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Portsmouth

The median gross income for households in Portsmouth is $27,253 a year, or $2,271 a month. The median rent for the city is $533 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Portsmouth, a household making less than $1,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Portsmouth.

Area Median Income In Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scioto County.

In Portsmouth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,300

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 Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth

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