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Affordable Housing In Upper Sandusky
Wyandot County, Ohio

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Upper Sandusky

Nantucket Greene

200 Nantucket Dr
Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Housing Authorities that serve Upper Sandusky

Housing Authority Programs
Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Upper Sandusky, Ohio

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 487 affordable apartments for rent in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Upper Sandusky features 64 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 Upper Sandusky, Ohio

There are 387 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Upper Sandusky.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Upper Sandusky, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Upper Sandusky landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Upper Sandusky.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Upper Sandusky, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2020 Upper Sandusky, 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
Fair Market Rent $517 $539 $696 $867 $943
Payment Standard Range $465 to $569 $485 to $593 $626 to $766 $780 to $954 $849 to $1,037

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Upper Sandusky, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 487
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $35,941 ±$2,444
Median Rent $596 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.81% ± 10.79pp
Total Population 6,790

Population and Household Demographics

Upper Sandusky is a City in Wyandot County, Ohio with a population of 6,790. There are 3,077 households in the city with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 43.19% of households in Upper Sandusky are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Upper Sandusky

The median gross income for households in Upper Sandusky is $35,941 a year, or $2,995 a month. The median rent for the city is $596 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Upper Sandusky, a household making less than $1,987 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Upper Sandusky.1

Area Median Income In Upper Sandusky

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 Upper Sandusky, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wyandot County.

In Upper Sandusky, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700

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 Upper Sandusky

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 Upper Sandusky

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,400
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% of Median $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400