Affordable Housing In Summit County
Ohio

141 Low Income Apartment Communities In Summit County

Arlington Ridge

3043 Midway Street
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Cascade Village Apartments

212 E North St
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Elson Pointe

370 Elson Ave
Barberton, Ohio
$800-900
3-4 BR

Brookside Residences

400 Pleasant Meadow Boulevard
Stow, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Stoney Pointe Commons

1791 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
VASH Welcome
Subsidized
Supportive Housing

Edgewood Village Family Housing

491 Vernon Odom Blvd
Akron, Ohio

Annunciation Terrace

25 Broad St
Akron, Ohio

Commons at Madaline Park

1241 BROWNSTONE AVE
Akron, Ohio

AHEPA 63 Apartments

485 S Ave
Tallmadge, Ohio

Mel Myers - Highland Square

1653 Merriman Rd
Akron, Ohio
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Summit County, 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 Summit County, Ohio

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Summit County, Ohio

There are 141 low income housing apartment communities offering 11,345 affordable apartments for rent in Summit County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Summit County, Ohio

Summit County features 8,067 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 Summit County, Ohio

There are 2,826 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Summit County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Summit County, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Summit County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Summit County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Summit County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $801 and $979.

2022 Summit County, 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
Summit County, Ohio Fair Market Rent $610 $702 $890 $1,126 $1,207
Summit County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Summit County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 141
Total Low Income Apartments 11,345
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,067
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $50,765 ±$662
Median Rent $744 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.62% ± 1.63pp
Total Population 541,847

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.

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 $83,300

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Summit County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Summit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Summit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,050 $32,050 $36,050 $40,050 $43,300 $46,500 $49,700 $52,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Summit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,900 $51,300 $57,700 $64,100 $69,250 $74,400 $79,500 $84,650

Cities In Summit County

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