Affordable Housing In Ross County

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ross County

Frankfort Place

243 Maple Dr
Frankfort, OH
1 BR

Ardmore Crossing

2251 Anderson Station Rd
Chillicothe, OH
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Kington Senior Village

8 E Ing St
Kingston, OH
Income Based
1-2 BR

Tanglewood Apartments

440 N Main St
Frankfort, OH
1 BR

Scioto Woods Apartments

2097 Western Ave
Chillicothe, OH
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Overbrook Park Apartments

2179 Anderson Station Rd
Chillicothe, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Cross Creek Meadows I & II

199 Frontier Dr
Chillicothe, OH
Call For Rent
3 BR
HCV Welcome

Ross Commons

11047 5th St
Clarksburg, OH

Bridge Street Landing

1920 N Bridge St #800
Chillicothe, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Quinn Court

990 Columbus Street Chillicothe, Ohio
Chillicothe, OH
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Ross County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ross County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and research, there are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,169 affordable apartments for rent in Ross County, Ohio. Ross County features 637 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 472 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ross County.

Ross County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,169
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 637
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $43,345 ±$2,054
Median Rent $670 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.66% ± 4.45pp
Total Population 77,334

Population and Household Demographics

Ross County is a County in Ohio with a population of 77,334. There are 28,269 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 28.28% of households in Ross County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ross County

The median gross income for households in Ross County is $43,345 a year, or $3,612 a month. The median rent for the county is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ross County, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Ross County.1

Area Median Income In Ross 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 Ross County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Ross 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 Ross County HUD Rental Assistance in Ross County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% of Median $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ross County

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

From 1993 to 2011, 11 low income apartment communities containing 473 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ross 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 Ross County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
60% of Median $27,720 $31,680 $35,640 $39,540 $42,720 $45,900 $49,080 $52,200

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 Ross County is $35,640 a year, or $2,970 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,970 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $891 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% $578 $619 $743 $857 $956 $1,055
60% $693 $743 $891 $1,028 $1,148 $1,266
Fair Market Rents in Ross 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
$586 $590 $761 $948 $1,031

Cities In Ross County

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City Listings Served By
Chillicothe 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chillicothe is the Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Frankfort 4
Kingston 1
Clarksburg 1
Andersonville 0
Bainbridge 0
Bourneville 0
South Salem 0
Adelphi 0
Richmond Dale 0