Affordable Housing In Summit County
Ohio

141 Low Income Apartment Communities In Summit County

Cascade Village Apartments

212 E North St
Akron, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Elson Pointe

370 Elson Ave
Barberton, OH
$800-900
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Brookside Residences

400 Pleasant Meadow Boulevard
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Stoney Pointe Commons

1791 Vernon Odom Blvd.
Akron, OH
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized
Supportive Housing
VASH Welcome

Edgewood Village Family Housing

491 Vernon Odom Blvd
Akron, OH

Cascade Falls

1761 East Waterford Court
Akron, OH
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Annunciation Terrace

25 Broad St
Akron, OH
HCV Welcome

AHEPA 63 Apartments

485 S Ave
Tallmadge, OH

Mel Myers - Highland Square

1653 Merriman Rd
Akron, OH
Subsidized

Mctaggert Court I

2670 Michaels Dr
Akron, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 141 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 11,300 affordable apartments for rent in Summit County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 8,010 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Summit County, HUD housing programs support 3,046 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 2,838 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Summit County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Summit County, Ohio

Summit County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 141
Total Low Income Apartments 11,300
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 8,010
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Total Population 541,847
Housing Units 220,902
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $50,765 ±$662
Median Rent $744 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.62% ± 1.63pp

Population and Household Demographics

Summit County is a County in Ohio with a population of 541,847. There are 220,902 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 33.72% of households in Summit County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Summit County

The median gross income for households in Summit County is $50,765 a year, or $4,230 a month. The median rent for the county is $744 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Summit County, a household making less than $2,480 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Summit County.1

Area Median Income In Summit 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 Summit County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,300

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 Summit 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 Summit County HUD Rental Assistance in Summit County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% of Median $40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Summit 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 2012, 70 low income apartment communities containing 3,943 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Summit 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 Summit County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
60% of Median $30,420 $34,740 $39,060 $43,380 $46,860 $50,340 $53,820 $57,300

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 Summit County is $39,060 a year, or $3,255 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,255 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $977 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% $634 $679 $814 $940 $1,049 $1,158
60% $761 $815 $977 $1,128 $1,259 $1,389
Fair Market Rents in Summit 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
$527 $623 $810 $1,019 $1,095

Cities In Summit County

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City Listings Served By
Akron 100 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Akron is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Cuyahoga Falls 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cuyahoga Falls is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Barberton 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barberton is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Twinsburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twinsburg is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Stow 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stow is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Northfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northfield is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Fairlawn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairlawn is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Boston Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boston Heights is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Clinton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Hudson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hudson is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Lakemore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakemore is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Macedonia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macedonia is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Munroe Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Munroe Falls is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
New Franklin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Franklin is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Peninsula 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peninsula is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Pigeon Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pigeon Creek is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Reminderville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reminderville is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Richfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richfield is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Sawyerwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sawyerwood is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Silver Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silver Lake is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Twinsburg Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twinsburg Heights is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Green 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Montrose Ghent 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montrose Ghent is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Norton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norton is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Portage Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portage Lakes is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Montrose-Ghent 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montrose-Ghent is the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.