Affordable Housing In Steubenville
Jefferson County, Ohio

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Steubenville

Cathedral Apartments

416 S 5th St
Steubenville, OH
HCV Welcome
Homeless Supportive Housing

Heritage Place

801 Market St
Steubenville, OH

Fort Steuben Apartments

180 N 4th St
Steubenville, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Troy Manor

605 Troy Dr
Steubenville, OH
HCV Welcome

Earl F Rodgers Plaza

423 S 5th St
Steubenville, OH

John F Kennedy Apartments

815 N 6th Ave
Steubenville, OH

Market Square Apartments

805 Market St
Steubenville, OH
HCV Welcome

Heritage Village Senior

3010 Johnson Rd
Steubenville, OH
HCV Welcome

North Heights Homes Steubenville

633 N 5th St
Steubenville, OH
HCV Welcome

Steubenville Elderly

214 N 4th St
Steubenville, OH
HCV Welcome
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,001 affordable apartments for rent in Steubenville. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 744 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Steubenville, HUD housing programs support 100 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 257 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Steubenville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Steubenville, Ohio

Steubenville, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 1,001
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 744
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Total Population 18,381
Housing Units 7,357
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $33,179 ±$2,537
Median Rent $565 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.17% ± 6.45pp

Population and Household Demographics

Steubenville is a City in Jefferson County, Ohio with a population of 18,381. There are 7,357 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 43.51% of households in Steubenville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Steubenville

The median gross income for households in Steubenville is $33,179 a year, or $2,765 a month. The median rent for the city is $565 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Steubenville, a household making less than $1,883 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Steubenville.1

Area Median Income In Steubenville

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 Steubenville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson County.

In Steubenville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,100

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 Steubenville

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 Steubenville HUD Rental Assistance in Steubenville

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Steubenville

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

From 1988 to 2003, 5 low income apartment communities containing 217 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Steubenville 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 Steubenville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
60% of Median $27,480 $31,440 $35,340 $39,240 $42,420 $45,540 $48,660 $51,840

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 Steubenville is $35,340 a year, or $2,945 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,945 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $884 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% $573 $614 $736 $851 $949 $1,047
60% $687 $737 $884 $1,021 $1,139 $1,256
Fair Market Rents in Steubenville

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
$450 $555 $700 $883 $946