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Affordable Housing In Stow
Summit County, Ohio

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stow

Brookside Residences

400 Pleasant Meadow Boulevard
Stow, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Allen Place

2990 Graham Rd
Stow, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lawrence Saltis Plaza

3000 Graham Rd
Stow, Ohio

Stow Kent Gardens

3555 Marsh Rd
Stow, Ohio

Stephanie Keys Building

4133 Fishcreek Road
Stow, Ohio
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Housing Authorities that serve Stow

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stow, Ohio

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 305 affordable apartments for rent in Stow, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Stow, Ohio

Stow features 305 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 Stow, Ohio

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stow.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stow, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stow landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Stow.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stow, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $762 and $932.

2020 Stow, 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 $557 $659 $847 $1,065 $1,147
Payment Standard Range $501 to $613 $593 to $725 $762 to $932 $959 to $1,172 $1,032 to $1,262

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stow, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 305
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 305
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.52%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $65,385 ±$2,602
Median Rent $894 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.77% ± 5.2pp
Total Population 34,765

Population and Household Demographics

Stow is a city in Summit County, Ohio with a population of 34,765. There are 14,021 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 29.52% of households in Stow are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stow

The median gross income for households in Stow is $65,385 a year, or $5,449 a month. The median rent for the city is $894 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stow, a household making less than $2,980 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Stow.

Area Median Income In Stow

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 Stow, the AMI is calculated from all households within Summit County.

In Stow, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Stow

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 Stow

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600