Affordable Housing In Seneca County

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seneca County

Tiffin Pointe

639 West Market Street
Tiffin, OH
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Coventry House

652 N Sandusky St
Tiffin, OH
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Tremont Greene

145 Dallas St
Tiffin, OH
1-4 BR

Kiwanis Manor

7 W Market Street
Tiffin, OH

Charles Meadow

545 W Market St
Tiffin, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Helburn Meadows

7 Beechwood Dr
Tiffin, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Autumnwood Terrace

400 Autumnwood Dr
Tiffin, OH
Supportive Housing

Willow Creek Village

575 E State Route 18
Tiffin, OH

Tiffin West Apartments

1746 W Market St
Tiffin, OH
HCV Welcome

Goldbond Building

154 S Washington St
Tiffin, OH
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Seneca County

Housing Authority Programs
Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seneca County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and research, there are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 627 affordable apartments for rent in Seneca County, Ohio. Seneca County features 253 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 374 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seneca County.

Seneca County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 627
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 253
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $45,444 ±$1,614
Median Rent $645 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.52% ± 3.71pp
Total Population 55,929

Population and Household Demographics

Seneca County is a County in Ohio with a population of 55,929. There are 21,538 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 28.69% of households in Seneca County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seneca County

The median gross income for households in Seneca County is $45,444 a year, or $3,787 a month. The median rent for the county is $645 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seneca County, a household making less than $2,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Seneca County.1

Area Median Income In Seneca 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 Seneca County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,100

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 Seneca 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 Seneca County HUD Rental Assistance in Seneca 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 Seneca County

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

From 1988 to 2009, 10 low income apartment communities containing 374 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Seneca 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 Seneca 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 Seneca 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 Seneca 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
$528 $542 $696 $898 $961

Cities In Seneca County

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City Listings Served By
Tiffin 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tiffin is the Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Attica 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Attica is the Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Bascom 0
Bettsville 0
Bloomville 0
Flat Rock 0
Kansas 0
McCutchenville 0
Melmore 0
New Riegel 0
Old Fort 0
Fort Seneca 0
Republic 0