Fox Hollow Apartments

291 Lakewood Dr
Lexington, Ohio
S. 515 Rural
1-2 BR

Village Green Apartments

201 W. Main Street
Lexington, Ohio
S. 515 Rural
1 BR

Malabar Trace I Apartments

100 E. Cook Road
Mansfield, Ohio
1 BR

Myer Meadows Apartments

90 N. Third Street
Shelby, Ohio
1 BR

Village View Apartments

375 Main St
Bellville, Ohio
S. 515 Rural
1 BR
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There are 918 low-income apartments in Richland County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Richland County, Ohio can range from $340 to $579 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 1,074 low-income homes in Richland County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $240 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 29th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Richland 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
Go to the Ohio Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Richland County.

Richland County, Ohio Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Richland County, Ohio

Richland County features 1,074 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 Richland County, Ohio

There are 918 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Richland County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Richland County, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Richland County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Richland County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Richland County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $715 and $873.

2023 Richland 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
Richland County, Ohio Fair Market Rent $554 $620 $794 $1,073 $1,258
Richland County, Ohio Payment Standard Range $499 to $609 $558 to $682 $715 to $873 $966 to $1,180 $1,132 to $1,384

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Richland County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,056
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,074
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $41,877 ±$854
Median Rent $624 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.49% ± 2.98pp
Total Population 122,312

Population and Household Demographics

Richland County is a county in Ohio with a population of 122,312. There are 48,103 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 31.39% of households in Richland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Richland County

The median gross income for households in Richland County is $41,877 a year, or $3,490 a month. The median rent for the county is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Richland County, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Richland County.

Area Median Income In Richland 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 Richland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,000

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 Richland 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 Richland County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Richland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Richland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Richland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800