Affordable Housing In Stow
Summit County, Ohio

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stow

Brookside Residences

400 Pleasant Meadow Boulevard
Stow, Ohio
1 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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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Stow, Ohio

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Stow, Ohio

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 367 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 62 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 $801 and $979.

2022 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
Stow, Ohio Fair Market Rent $610 $702 $890 $1,126 $1,207
Stow, Ohio Payment Standard Range $549 to $671 $632 to $772 $801 to $979 $1,013 to $1,239 $1,086 to $1,328

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stow, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 367
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 $82,000

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,250 $19,700 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Stow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $41,000 $44,300 $47,600 $50,850 $54,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Stow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,950 $52,500 $59,050 $65,600 $70,850 $76,100 $81,350 $86,600