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Affordable Housing In Springfield
Clark County, Ohio

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Springfield

Shawnee Place Apartments

102 E Main Street
Springfield, Ohio
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Villa Park Apartments

1350 Vester Ave
Springfield, Ohio
Income Based
1-4 BR

Crossgates Apartments

600 Crossgate Ct
Springfield, Ohio
Income Based
2-3 BR

Springfield Towers

363 E High Street
Springfield, Ohio
Income Based
1 BR

Cole Manor

315 S Burnett Rd
Springfield, Ohio
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Grayhill Homes

220 Montgomery Ave
Springfield, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Hugh Taylor Homes

1707 E High St
Springfield, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Brentwood Square Apartments

175 Brent Dr E
Springfield, Ohio

North Hill Towers II

337 Chestnut Ave
Springfield, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Springfield Oic Senior Housing Inc

1275 S Plum St
Springfield, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Springfield

Housing Authority Programs
Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Springfield, Ohio

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,608 affordable apartments for rent in Springfield, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Springfield, Ohio

Springfield features 1,860 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 Springfield, Ohio

There are 748 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Springfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Springfield, Ohio

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

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

2020 Springfield, 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.

Springfield, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,608
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,860
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $32,066 ±$1,135
Median Rent $652 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.79% ± 3.46pp
Total Population 60,007

Population and Household Demographics

Springfield is a city in Clark County, Ohio with a population of 60,007. There are 24,558 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 49.98% of households in Springfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Springfield

The median gross income for households in Springfield is $32,066 a year, or $2,672 a month. The median rent for the city is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Springfield, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Springfield.

Area Median Income In Springfield

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

In Springfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 Springfield

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 Springfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,000
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800