Affordable Housing In Wayne County
Ohio

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Palm House Apartments

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

Secrest Village

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

Wrens Way

2250 Melrose Dr
Wooster, Ohio
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pigeon Creek I

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

Pelicans Place

2374 Melrose Dr
Wooster, Ohio
Accessible
Supportive Housing

Wooster Housing for the Elderly

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

College Hills Village

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

Wooster Interfaith Project 1

132 N Columbus Ave
Wooster, Ohio
Subsidized

Orr Villa Manor I

425 Orrvilla Dr
Orrville, Ohio
Subsidized

Lucc Pittsburg

355 Lucca St
Wooster, Ohio

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wayne County, Ohio

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wayne County, Ohio

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wayne County, Ohio

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,004 affordable apartments for rent in Wayne County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, Ohio

Wayne County features 700 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 Wayne County, Ohio

There are 292 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wayne County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wayne County, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wayne County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $708 and $866.

2022 Wayne County, 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
Wayne County, Ohio Fair Market Rent $584 $598 $787 $1,018 $1,118
Wayne County, Ohio Payment Standard Range $526 to $642 $538 to $658 $708 to $866 $916 to $1,120 $1,006 to $1,230

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wayne County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,004
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.

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 $71,600

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Wayne County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wayne County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wayne County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wayne County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,150 $45,850 $51,600 $57,300 $61,900 $66,500 $71,100 $75,650

Cities In Wayne County

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