Affordable Housing In Utica
Knox County, Ohio

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Utica

Honeybrook Greene

91 Koehler St
Utica, Ohio
3-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oak Hill Manor

1 Cross St
Utica, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Jefferson Place

1000 JoAnn Dr
Utica, Ohio

505 Crestview Dr

505 Crestview Dr
Utica, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Sue Ellen Apartments

784 Blacksnake Rd
Utica, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Utica

Housing Authority Programs
Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Utica, Ohio

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 232 affordable apartments for rent in Utica, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Utica, Ohio

Utica features 40 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 Utica, Ohio

There are 192 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Utica.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Utica, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Utica landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Utica.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Utica, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $636 and $778.

2020 Utica, 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 $564 $566 $707 $938 $984
Payment Standard Range $508 to $620 $509 to $623 $636 to $778 $844 to $1,032 $886 to $1,082

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Utica, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 232
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $40,714 ±$3,396
Median Rent $611 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.52% ± 19.77pp
Total Population 2,224

Population and Household Demographics

Utica is a City in Knox County, Ohio with a population of 2,224. There are 844 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 33.29% of households in Utica are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Utica

The median gross income for households in Utica is $40,714 a year, or $3,393 a month. The median rent for the city is $611 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Utica, a household making less than $2,037 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Utica.1

Area Median Income In Utica

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 Utica, the AMI is calculated from all households within Knox County.

In Utica, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,200

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 Utica

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 Utica

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,200
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
80% of Median $36,650 $41,850 $47,100 $52,300 $56,500 $60,700 $64,900 $69,050