Affordable Housing In Washington County
Ohio

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Morningside Apartments

108-02 Riley Dr
Marietta, OH
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Norwood Greene

315 Colgate Dr
Marietta, OH
$319-670
2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

River Park Manor, Ltd

101 Evans St
Matamoras, OH
Subsidized

Jaycee Estates

1689 Colegate Dr
Marietta, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Colonial Village

136 Dawes Cir
Marietta, OH
Subsidized

Parkway Townhouses

1308 Williamson Ave
Matamoras, OH
Subsidized

Ridgewood Apartments

286 Ridgewood Dr
Marietta, OH
Subsidized

Laurel Estates

2201 Hill St
Belpre, OH
Subsidized

Colonial Terrace II

100 Cisler Ln
Marietta, OH
Subsidized

Colonial Terrace

1001 Colonial Dr
Marietta, OH
Subsidized

There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 826 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 630 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Washington County, HUD housing programs support 413 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 196 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
City of Marietta Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Ohio

Washington County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 826
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 630
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Total Population 61,351
Housing Units 25,064
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $43,509 ±$2,272
Median Rent $600 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.17% ± 5.23pp

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in Ohio with a population of 61,351. There are 25,064 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 24.84% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $43,509 a year, or $3,626 a month. The median rent for the county is $600 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.1

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,800

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 Washington 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 Washington County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Washington County

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

From 1989 to 2012, 8 low income apartment communities containing 382 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washington 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 Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,900 $26,200 $29,450 $32,700 $35,350 $37,950 $40,550 $43,200
60% of Median $27,480 $31,440 $35,340 $39,240 $42,420 $45,540 $48,660 $51,840

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 Washington County is $35,340 a year, or $2,945 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,945 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $884 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% $573 $614 $736 $851 $949 $1,047
60% $687 $737 $884 $1,021 $1,139 $1,256
Fair Market Rents in Washington 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
$498 $527 $682 $884 $1,025

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Marietta 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marietta is the City of Marietta.
Belpre 3
Vincent 1
Beverly 1
Devola 0
Little Hocking 0
Lowell 0
Lower Salem 0
Macksburg 0
Matamoras 2
Newport 0
Waterford 0
Reno 0