Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Wayne County, OH

Discover affordable housing in Wayne County where there are 29+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Palm House Apartments

1183 Rebecca St, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Secrest Village

3666 Secrest Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Wooster Lofts

1958 Akron Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691

West Salem Apartments

63 Centennial Dr, West Salem, Ohio 44287

Wooster Interfaith Project 1

132 N Columbus Ave, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Wooster Housing for the Elderly

2216 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Pigeon Creek I

2320 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Wrens Way

2250 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

College Hills Village

905 Portage Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Orchard Glen

1055 Hostetler Rd, Orrville, Ohio 44667

Pelicans Place

2374 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Shreve Villas

South St, Shreve, Ohio 44676

Orchard Glen

1304 Grace Ln, Orrville, Ohio 44667

Wooster Family Housing

2222 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Orr Villa Manor I

425 Orrvilla Dr, Orrville, Ohio 44667

Shreve Creek Common

616 S Main St, Shreve, Ohio 44676

Shreve Manor

208 E South St, Shreve, Ohio 44676

Northgate Apartments

1354 Perkins Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Townview Terrace

200 S Market St, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Summit Place Apartments

1855 Mechanicsburg Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Wayne County, Ohio
$10.25 (+146%) more than Ohio minimum wage and $10.00 (+138%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Wayne County, Ohio.

Go to the Ohio Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wayne County.

How many renters live in Wayne County, Ohio?

The County of Wayne County has 116,559 people living in 44,042 households.

There are 20,350 renters living in 10,250 renter households in this County. Renters make up 17.46 percent of the population living in Wayne County.

What is the rental market like in Wayne County, Ohio?

There are an estimated 46,649 housing units in the Wayne County area. Of these, 11,251 units are rental homes, making up 24 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Wayne County, Ohio, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Wayne County?

The rental vacancy rate in Wayne County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Wayne County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wayne County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
380 2,094 4,720 2,775 707
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wayne County

A large number of apartments in Wayne County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Wayne County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 39 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 16 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Wayne County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $634 to $1,292. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $634
One BR $703
Two BR $911
Three BR $1,149
Four BR $1,292
2024 Fair Market Rents in Wayne County, Ohio

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Wayne County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 247 65 percent
One BR 1,286 61 percent
Two BR 2,772 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Wayne County, Ohio

How many affordable rental units are in Wayne County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Wayne County, Ohio including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 295
Public Housing 224
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 281
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 43
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 26
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 250
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Wayne County, Ohio

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Wayne County, Ohio

Wayne County features 772 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 316 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 $820 and $1,002.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.