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Affordable Housing In Seneca County

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seneca County

Tiffin Pointe

639 West Market Street
Tiffin, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Coventry House

652 N Sandusky St
Tiffin, Ohio
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Tremont Greene

145 Dallas St
Tiffin, Ohio
1-4 BR

Kiwanis Manor

7 W Market Street
Tiffin, Ohio

Charles Meadow

545 W Market St
Tiffin, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Helburn Meadows

7 Beechwood Dr
Tiffin, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Autumnwood Terrace

400 Autumnwood Dr
Tiffin, Ohio
Supportive Housing

Willow Creek Village

575 E State Route 18
Tiffin, Ohio

Tiffin West Apartments

1746 W Market St
Tiffin, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Goldbond Building

154 S Washington St
Tiffin, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

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

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 627 affordable apartments for rent in Seneca County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Seneca County, Ohio

Seneca County features 253 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 Seneca County, Ohio

There are 374 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seneca County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seneca County, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seneca County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Seneca County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seneca County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2020 Seneca County, 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 $528 $542 $696 $898 $961
Payment Standard Range $475 to $581 $488 to $596 $626 to $766 $808 to $988 $865 to $1,057

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

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.

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 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

Cities In Seneca County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Attica The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Attica is the Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Flat Rock
Fort Seneca
New Riegel
Old Fort
Tiffin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tiffin is the Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority.