Affordable Housing In Sandusky
Erie County, Ohio

Waiting List Openings In Sandusky

Waiting ListStatus
Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Open Now

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sandusky

Community Plaza

1211 McKinley St
Sandusky, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodlawn Court

811 Woodlawn Ave
Sandusky, OH
Disabled Supportive Housing

Echo Duplexes

511 Carroll Ave
Sandusky, OH
Disabled Supportive Housing

Corason Place

2028 Foxborough Cir
Sandusky, OH
Disabled Supportive Housing

Sunnyside Acres

1440 Judy Ln
Sandusky, OH


115 Franklin St
Sandusky, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing


215 E Shoreline Dr
Sandusky, OH

Sandusky Apartments

509 Landsrush St
Sandusky, OH
Accepts Vouchers

Erie Estates

514 Dewey St
Sandusky, OH

Bay Shore Towers

128 Perry St
Sandusky, OH
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Housing Authorities that serve Sandusky

Housing Authority Programs
Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sandusky, Ohio

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 680 affordable apartments for rent in Sandusky, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky features 576 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 Sandusky, Ohio

There are 104 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sandusky.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sandusky, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sandusky, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $682 and $834.

2020 Sandusky, 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 $516 $581 $758 $958 $1,153
Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $523 to $639 $682 to $834 $862 to $1,054 $1,038 to $1,268

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sandusky, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 680
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 576
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $33,786 ±$2,389
Median Rent $633 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.93% ± 5.51pp
Total Population 25,488

Population and Household Demographics

Sandusky is a City in Erie County, Ohio with a population of 25,488. There are 11,333 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 48.73% of households in Sandusky are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sandusky

The median gross income for households in Sandusky is $33,786 a year, or $2,816 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 Sandusky, a household making less than $2,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Sandusky.1

Area Median Income In Sandusky

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 Sandusky, the AMI is calculated from all households within Erie County.

In Sandusky, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,400

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 Sandusky

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 Sandusky HUD Rental Assistance in Sandusky

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
80% of Median $38,550 $44,050 $49,550 $55,050 $59,500 $63,900 $68,300 $72,700