Affordable Housing In Scioto County

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scioto County

Wheelersburg Senior Village

9004 Ohio River Rd
Wheelersburg, OH
Income Based
1 BR

Boston Commons

300 Center St
New Boston, OH
2-4 BR

Joshua Landing

338 High St
Minford, OH
1 BR

Kelli Apartments

77 Morgan Dr
Lucasville, OH
1-3 BR

Buckeye Towers

3900 Rhodes Avenue
New Boston, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR

Park Apartments

307 Chillicothe St
Portsmouth, OH
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

B.T. Washington Apartments

1106 11th St
Portsmouth, OH
Disabled Supportive Housing

Shawnee Apartments

315 Market St
Portsmouth, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Boston Kiwanis Housing Devel.

3727 Rhodes Ave
New Boston, OH

Rivertown Apartments

222 Chillicothe St
Portsmouth, OH

Other Housing Authorities located in Scioto County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Scioto County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and research, there are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,012 affordable apartments for rent in Scioto County, Ohio. Scioto County features 1,654 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 358 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Scioto County.

Scioto County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 2,012
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,654
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $35,903 ±$1,592
Median Rent $550 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.3% ± 4.04pp
Total Population 78,017

Population and Household Demographics

Scioto County is a County in Ohio with a population of 78,017. There are 29,700 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 31.5% of households in Scioto County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Scioto County

The median gross income for households in Scioto County is $35,903 a year, or $2,992 a month. The median rent for the county is $550 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Scioto County, a household making less than $1,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Scioto County.1

Area Median Income In Scioto 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 Scioto County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,700

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 Scioto 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 Scioto County HUD Rental Assistance in Scioto 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 Scioto County

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

From 1989 to 2011, 12 low income apartment communities containing 448 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Scioto 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 Scioto 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 Scioto 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 Scioto 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
$468 $611 $696 $1,004 $1,062

Cities In Scioto County

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City Listings Served By
Portsmouth 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portsmouth is the Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Lucasville 2
New Boston 4
Wheelersburg 4
Minford 2
Clarktown 0
Franklin Furnace 0
Friendship 0
McDermott 0
Otway 0
Rosemount 0
Sciotodale 0
South Webster 0
West Portsmouth 1
Rarden 0