Affordable Housing In Richland County
Ohio

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Richland County

Malabar Trace I Apartments

100 E. Cook Road
Mansfield, OH
$415-495
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Meadow Estates II Apartments

93 N. Third Street
Shelby, OH
$340
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Meadow Estates I Apartments

100 N. Third Street
Shelby, OH
$340-465
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Myer Meadows Apartments

90 N. Third Street
Shelby, OH
$365-405
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Village View Apartments

375 Main St
Bellville, OH
$382-424
1-2 BR

Village Green Apartments

201 W. Main Street
Lexington, OH
$415-450
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Logan Place

800 Logan Rd
Mansfield, OH
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Morchester Villa Apartments

1839 Middle Bellville Rd
Mansfield, OH
Income Based
1 BR
55+
Accessible
Subsidized

Fox Hollow Apartments

291 Lakewood Dr
Lexington, OH
$459-579
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Malabar Trace II Apartments

100 E. Cook Road
Mansfield, OH
$350-415
1-2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Richland County

Housing Authority Programs
Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Richland County

Housing Authority Programs
Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Richland County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,976 affordable apartments for rent in Richland County, Ohio. Richland County features 1,026 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 886 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Richland County.

Richland County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 1,976
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,026
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.1

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 $56,700

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 Richland County HUD Rental Assistance in Richland County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,200
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
80% of Median $36,650 $41,850 $47,100 $52,300 $56,500 $60,700 $64,900 $69,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Richland County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2009, 20 low income apartment communities containing 874 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Richland County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Richland County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
60% of Median $27,480 $31,440 $35,340 $39,240 $42,420 $45,540 $48,660 $51,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Richland County is $35,340 a year, or $2,945 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,945 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $884 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $573 $614 $736 $851 $949 $1,047
60% $687 $737 $884 $1,021 $1,139 $1,256
Fair Market Rents in Richland County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$469 $528 $696 $927 $1,086

Cities In Richland County

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City Listings Served By
Mansfield 30 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mansfield are the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority and Marion Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Shelby 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelby is the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Lexington 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lexington is the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Ontario 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ontario is the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Bellville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellville is the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Lucas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lucas is the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Butler 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butler is the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Shiloh 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shiloh is the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.