Affordable Housing In Scioto County

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Scioto County

Alexandria House

811 Findlay St
Portsmouth, OH

Hudson House

610 5th St
Portsmouth, OH

Cliffside House

3983 Gallia St
New Boston, OH

M. Miller N Lett Manor

1111 Boren Blvd
Wheelersburg, OH

M. Miller N Lett Manor

11 Clayton Ct
West Portsmouth, OH

Portsmouth Townhouses I

1304 Union St
Portsmouth, OH

Minford Village Apartments

Main St
Minford, OH
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There are 27 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,012 affordable apartments for rent in Scioto County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,654 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Scioto County, HUD housing programs support 387 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 358 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Scioto County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 2,012
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,654
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Total Population 78,017
Housing Units 29,700
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $35,903 ±$1,592
Median Rent $550 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.3% ± 4.04pp

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$438 $596 $682 $966 $1,070

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