Affordable Housing In Union County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Residences at Maple Glen

201 Professional Pkwy
Marysville, OH
1-2 BR
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Brookwood Commons

222 E. Greenwood Blvd
Marysville, OH
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1-2 BR

Marysville Green Apartments

460 Windmill Dr. Office #23
Marysville, OH

Helen Evans Apartments

821 Millcrest Dr
Marysville, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Windsor Manor East

376 Rosehill Dr
Marysville, OH

Richwood Greene

235 Grove St
Richwood, OH

The Meadows Aprtaments

532 Meadow Dr
Marysville, OH
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Coventry Apartments

981 Coventry Pl
Marysville, OH
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Elmwood Villas

514 Allenby Dr
Marysville, OH
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There are 9 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 585 affordable apartments for rent in Union County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 290 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Union County, HUD housing programs support 197 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 295 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, Ohio

Union County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 585
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 290
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Total Population 53,470
Housing Units 18,431
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $67,382 ±$3,736
Median Rent $805 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.53% ± 6.7pp

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a County in Ohio with a population of 53,470. There are 18,431 households in the county with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 22.54% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $67,382 a year, or $5,615 a month. The median rent for the county is $805 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $2,683 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.1

Area Median Income In Union 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 Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,200

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 Union 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 Union County HUD Rental Assistance in Union County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,550 $34,900 $39,250 $43,600 $47,100 $50,600 $54,100 $57,600
80% of Median $48,850 $55,800 $62,800 $69,750 $75,350 $80,950 $86,500 $92,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Union County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 5 low income apartment communities containing 337 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Union 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 Union County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,550 $34,900 $39,250 $43,600 $47,100 $50,600 $54,100 $57,600
60% of Median $36,660 $41,880 $47,100 $52,320 $56,520 $60,720 $64,920 $69,120

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 Union County is $47,100 a year, or $3,925 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,925 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,178 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% $764 $818 $981 $1,134 $1,265 $1,396
60% $917 $982 $1,178 $1,361 $1,518 $1,676
Fair Market Rents in Union 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
$624 $703 $930 $1,223 $1,261

Cities In Union County

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City Listings Served By
Marysville 8
Richwood 1
Magnetic Springs 0
Raymond 0
Unionville Center 0
Milford Center 0
New California 0