Affordable Housing In South Charleston
Clark County, Ohio

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In South Charleston

Charleston Court Apartments

101 E. Columbus Road
South Charleston, Ohio
1 BR

Country Lane Apartments

400 Sunset Ct
South Charleston, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pine Village Apartments

355 Clifton Rd
South Charleston, Ohio
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Guide To Affordable Housing in South Charleston, Ohio

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 175 affordable apartments for rent in South Charleston, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in South Charleston, Ohio

South Charleston features 139 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 South Charleston, Ohio

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South Charleston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Charleston, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay South Charleston landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in South Charleston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South Charleston, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $685 and $837.

2020 South Charleston, 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 $496 $590 $761 $962 $1,031
Payment Standard Range $446 to $546 $531 to $649 $685 to $837 $866 to $1,058 $928 to $1,134

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

South Charleston, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 175
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 139
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $36,000 ±$4,614
Median Rent $599 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.55% ± 10.37pp
Total Population 1,818

Population and Household Demographics

South Charleston is a City in Clark County, Ohio with a population of 1,818. There are 732 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 48.63% of households in South Charleston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Charleston

The median gross income for households in South Charleston is $36,000 a year, or $3,000 a month. The median rent for the city is $599 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Charleston, a household making less than $1,997 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.55% of households who rent are overburdened in South Charleston.1

Area Median Income In South Charleston

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 South Charleston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clark County.

In South Charleston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,200

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 South Charleston

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 South Charleston

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