Affordable Housing In Wayne County
Ohio

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Palm House Apartments

1183 Rebecca St
Wooster, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Secrest Village

3666 Secrest Rd
Wooster, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Wrens Way

2250 Melrose Dr
Wooster, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pigeon Creek I

2320 Melrose Dr
Wooster, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Wooster Housing for the Elderly

2216 Melrose Dr
Wooster, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

College Hills Village

905 Portage Rd
Wooster, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Wooster Interfaith Project 1

132 N Columbus Ave
Wooster, OH
Subsidized

Orr Villa Manor I

425 Orrvilla Dr
Orrville, OH
Subsidized

Lucc Pittsburg

355 Lucca St
Wooster, OH
HCV Welcome

Colar Project

321 N Columbus Ave
Wooster, OH
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Wayne County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wayne County, Ohio

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 992 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, Ohio. Wayne County features 700 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 292 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne County.

Wayne County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 26
Total Low Income Apartments 992
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 700
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $50,383 ±$1,075
Median Rent $657 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.82% ± 3.04pp
Total Population 115,371

Population and Household Demographics

Wayne County is a County in Ohio with a population of 115,371. There are 42,910 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 26.93% of households in Wayne County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wayne County

The median gross income for households in Wayne County is $50,383 a year, or $4,199 a month. The median rent for the county is $657 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wayne County, a household making less than $2,190 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Wayne County.1

Area Median Income In Wayne 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 Wayne County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,600

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 Wayne 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 Wayne County HUD Rental Assistance in Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,450 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,050 $27,450 $30,900 $34,300 $37,050 $39,800 $42,550 $45,300
80% of Median $38,450 $43,950 $49,450 $54,900 $59,300 $63,700 $68,100 $72,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wayne County

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

From 1987 to 2009, 15 low income apartment communities containing 293 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wayne 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 Wayne County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,050 $27,450 $30,900 $34,300 $37,050 $39,800 $42,550 $45,300
60% of Median $28,860 $32,940 $37,080 $41,160 $44,460 $47,760 $51,060 $54,360

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 Wayne County is $37,080 a year, or $3,090 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,090 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $927 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% $601 $644 $773 $892 $995 $1,098
60% $722 $773 $927 $1,070 $1,194 $1,318
Fair Market Rents in Wayne 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$563 $566 $731 $923 $1,035

Cities In Wayne County

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City Listings Served By
Wooster 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wooster is the Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Shreve 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shreve is the Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Doylestown 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doylestown is the Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority.
West Salem 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Salem is the Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Orrville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orrville is the Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Apple Creek 0
Burbank 0
Congress 0
Dalton 0
Fredericksburg 0
Kidron 0
Marshallville 0
Mount Eaton 0
Sterling 0
New Pittsburg 0
Smithville 0