Affordable Housing In Ravenna
Portage County, Ohio

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ravenna

Terrill Suites

856 Cleveland Rd
Ravenna, Ohio
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2-4 BR

Portage Housing III

120 E Main St
Ravenna, Ohio

Portage Housing II

314 Washington Ave
Ravenna, Ohio

Rushin Meadows

778 Northgate Dr
Ravenna, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ravenna Housing for Elderly

772 Northgate Dr
Ravenna, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Terrill Suites

585.5 Cleveland Rd.
Ravenna, Ohio

Prospect House

245 S Prospect St
Ravenna, Ohio

Bryn Mawr Glen Aka Ncr of Ravenna

171 Bryn Mawr St
Ravenna, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Wilds at Harvest Rose

3897 Summit St
Ravenna, Ohio

510 Oakwood St

510 Oakwood St
Ravenna, Ohio

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ravenna, 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 Ravenna, 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 Ravenna, Ohio

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 682 affordable apartments for rent in Ravenna, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Ravenna, Ohio

Ravenna features 474 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 Ravenna, Ohio

There are 208 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ravenna.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ravenna, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ravenna, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2022 Ravenna, 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
Ravenna, Ohio Fair Market Rent $610 $702 $890 $1,126 $1,207
Ravenna, 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 research.

Ravenna, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 682
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 474
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $36,301 ±$1,640
Median Rent $633 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.33% ± 9.94pp
Total Population 11,642

Population and Household Demographics

Ravenna is a city in Portage County, Ohio with a population of 11,642. There are 5,044 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 51.41% of households in Ravenna are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ravenna

The median gross income for households in Ravenna is $36,301 a year, or $3,025 a month. The median rent for the city is $633 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ravenna, a household making less than $2,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Ravenna.

Area Median Income In Ravenna

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 Ravenna, the AMI is calculated from all households within Portage County.

In Ravenna, 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 Ravenna

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 Ravenna

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ravenna 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 Ravenna 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 Ravenna 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