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Affordable Housing In Wadsworth
Medina County, Ohio

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wadsworth

Menwa Apartments

531 High St
Wadsworth, Ohio

Wadsworth Tower

190 Main St
Wadsworth, Ohio

White Oak Village

230 Great Oaks Trl
Wadsworth, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Wadsworth

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wadsworth, Ohio

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 292 affordable apartments for rent in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Wadsworth, Ohio

Wadsworth features 292 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 Wadsworth, Ohio

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wadsworth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wadsworth, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wadsworth, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $779 and $952.

2021 Wadsworth, 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 $599 $705 $865 $1,137 $1,188
Payment Standard Range $539 to $659 $635 to $776 $779 to $952 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,069 to $1,307

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wadsworth, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 292
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 292
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $58,572 ±$3,623
Median Rent $809 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.75% ± 6.97pp
Total Population 21,777

Population and Household Demographics

Wadsworth is a city in Medina County, Ohio with a population of 21,777. There are 8,577 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 32.25% of households in Wadsworth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wadsworth

The median gross income for households in Wadsworth is $58,572 a year, or $4,881 a month. The median rent for the city is $809 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wadsworth, a household making less than $2,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Wadsworth.

Area Median Income In Wadsworth

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 Wadsworth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Medina County.

In Wadsworth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,000

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 Wadsworth

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 Wadsworth

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,000 $18,250 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
80% of Median $42,600 $48,650 $54,750 $60,800 $65,700 $70,550 $75,400 $80,300