Affordable Housing In Summit County
Ohio

Affordable Housing programs support 8,486 income based apartments in Summit County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,560 affordable apartments in Summit County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Summit County, Ohio

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Summit County.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Ohio Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Summit County.

Annunciation Terrace

25 Broad St
Akron, Ohio
Affordable

Spring Hill Apartments

1180 Rentar Lane
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
Rent Assisted

Mctaggert Court I

2670 Michaels Dr
Akron, Ohio
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Oak Creek Apartments

1337 Massillon Rd
Akron, Ohio
Affordable

Suncrest Place

1010 Monroe Ave
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Rent Assisted

Friendship Terrace

3350 Prange Dr
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Collinson Apartments

1010 Rosemary Blvd
Akron, Ohio
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Summit County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Summit County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Akron, OH Affordable Housing programs support 103 apartment communities in Akron.
Affordable Housing In Barberton, OH Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in Barberton.
Affordable Housing In Cuyahoga Falls, OH Affordable Housing programs support 18 apartment communities in Cuyahoga Falls.
Affordable Housing In Stow, OH Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Stow.
Affordable Housing In Twinsburg, OH Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Twinsburg.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Ohio Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Summit County.

Summit County, Ohio Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Summit County, Ohio

Summit County features 8,486 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 2,560 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 $924 and $1,130.

2023 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 $712 $809 $1,027 $1,297 $1,380
Summit County, Ohio Payment Standard Range $641 to $783 $728 to $890 $924 to $1,130 $1,167 to $1,427 $1,242 to $1,518

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Summit County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 143
Total Low Income Apartments 11,498
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,486
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 $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 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

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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.
$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 Summit County 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 Summit County 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