Myer Meadows Apartments

90 N. Third Street
Shelby, Ohio
1 BR

Meadow Estates II Apartments

93 N. Third Street
Shelby, Ohio
USDA S. 538
1 BR

Meadow Estates I Apartments

100 N. Third Street
Shelby, Ohio
1 BR

Smiley Garden Apartments

69 E Smiley Ave
Shelby, Ohio

Park Village Apartments

65 Park Village
Shelby, Ohio
S. 515 Rural
Call For Rent
1 BR
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There are 82 low-income apartments in Shelby that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Shelby, Ohio can range from $340 to $465 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 282 low-income homes in Shelby where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $262 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 29th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Shelby, Ohio

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
Go to the Ohio Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Shelby.

Shelby, Ohio Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Shelby, Ohio

Shelby features 282 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 Shelby, Ohio

There are 82 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shelby.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shelby, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shelby, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $715 and $873.

2023 Shelby, 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
Shelby, Ohio Fair Market Rent $554 $620 $794 $1,073 $1,258
Shelby, Ohio Payment Standard Range $499 to $609 $558 to $682 $715 to $873 $966 to $1,180 $1,132 to $1,384

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Shelby, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 364
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 282
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $41,147 ±$2,845
Median Rent $614 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.13% ± 11.75pp
Total Population 8,910

Population and Household Demographics

Shelby is a city in Richland County, Ohio with a population of 8,910. There are 3,961 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 40.17% of households in Shelby are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shelby

The median gross income for households in Shelby is $41,147 a year, or $3,429 a month. The median rent for the city is $614 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shelby, a household making less than $2,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Shelby.

Area Median Income In Shelby

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 Shelby, the AMI is calculated from all households within Richland County.

In Shelby, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,000

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 Shelby

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 Shelby

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Shelby AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Shelby AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shelby AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800