Affordable Housing In Stark County
Ohio

71 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stark County

Lexington Country Homes

1455 Shadow Ridge Ave
Alliance, OH
Income Based
3 BR

Wellness Village at Midway

3055 Mahoning Avenue
Canton, OH
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Canton Towers

131 5th St NE
Canton, OH
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Bradley Place Senior Apartment Homes

125 David Canary Dr SW
Massillon, OH
$699
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Chip Townhouses

3124 Kalahari St NE
Canton, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Skyline Terraces

635 Alan Page Dr SE
Canton, OH
Subsidized

Yorkview Apartments

2198 Harsh Ave SE
Massillon, OH
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Gateway Homes

1021 Gateway Blvd SE
Canton, OH
Call For Rent
4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ellisdale Homes

3809 31st St NE
Canton, OH
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Massillon Housing for the Elderly

400 23rd St NE
Massillon, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 71 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,979 affordable apartments for rent in Stark County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 4,135 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Stark County, HUD housing programs support 1,486 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 844 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Stark County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stark County, Ohio

Stark County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 71
Total Low Income Apartments 4,979
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 4,135
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Total Population 374,979
Housing Units 150,385
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $47,137 ±$723
Median Rent $680 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.28% ± 1.69pp

Population and Household Demographics

Stark County is a County in Ohio with a population of 374,979. There are 150,385 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 31.1% of households in Stark County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stark County

The median gross income for households in Stark County is $47,137 a year, or $3,928 a month. The median rent for the county is $680 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stark County, a household making less than $2,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Stark County.1

Area Median Income In Stark 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 Stark County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

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 Stark 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 Stark County HUD Rental Assistance in Stark County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,900 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
80% of Median $37,050 $42,350 $47,650 $52,900 $57,150 $61,400 $65,600 $69,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Stark County

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

From 1987 to 2011, 28 low income apartment communities containing 747 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Stark 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 Stark County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
60% of Median $27,780 $31,740 $35,700 $39,660 $42,840 $46,020 $49,200 $52,380

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 Stark County is $35,700 a year, or $2,975 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,975 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $893 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% $579 $620 $744 $859 $959 $1,058
60% $695 $744 $893 $1,031 $1,151 $1,270
Fair Market Rents in Stark 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$506 $586 $775 $989 $1,048

Cities In Stark County

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City Listings Served By
Canton 50 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canton is the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Beach City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beach City is the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Massillon 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Massillon is the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Uniontown 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Uniontown is the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Waynesburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waynesburg is the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Canal Fulton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canal Fulton is the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Louisville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Louisville is the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority.
North Canton 0
Navarre 1
East Canton 0
Hartville 0
Brewster 0
East Sparta 0
Greentown 0
Hills and Dales 0
Limaville 0
Meyers Lake 0
Perry Heights 0
Richville 0
Robertsville 0
Wilmot 0
North Lawrence 0