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Affordable Housing In Rio Grande
Gallia County, Ohio

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rio Grande

Valley View Apartments

909 W College St
Rio Grande, Ohio

Rio Grande Lp

100 W College Dr
Rio Grande, Ohio
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Housing Authorities that serve Rio Grande

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rio Grande, Ohio

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 84 affordable apartments for rent in Rio Grande, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Rio Grande, Ohio

Rio Grande features 0 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 Rio Grande, Ohio

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rio Grande.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rio Grande, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rio Grande landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Rio Grande.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rio Grande, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2020 Rio Grande, 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 $517 $564 $696 $867 $997
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $508 to $620 $626 to $766 $780 to $954 $897 to $1,097

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rio Grande, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 84
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 75.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $12,955 ±$8,868
Median Rent $439 ±$170
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.45% ± 26.09pp
Total Population 977

Population and Household Demographics

Rio Grande is a city in Gallia County, Ohio with a population of 977. There are 230 households in the city with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 75.22% of households in Rio Grande are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rio Grande

The median gross income for households in Rio Grande is $12,955 a year, or $1,080 a month. The median rent for the city is $439 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rio Grande, a household making less than $1,463 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Rio Grande.

Area Median Income In Rio Grande

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 Rio Grande, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gallia County.

In Rio Grande, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,600

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 Rio Grande

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 Rio Grande

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