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Affordable Housing In Wayne County

26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wayne County

Market Street Project

397 N Market St
Shreve, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Palmer Street Project

120 Palmer St
Wooster, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Spink Street Project

413 Spink St
Wooster, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Orchard Glen

1055 Hostetler Rd
Orrville, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers


943 McKinley St
Wooster, Ohio
Accepts Vouchers

Shreve Creek Common

616 S Main St
Shreve, Ohio

West Salem Apartments

63 Centennial Dr
West Salem, Ohio

Orchard Glen

1304 Grace Ln
Orrville, Ohio

Northgate Apartments

1354 Perkins Dr
Wooster, Ohio

Townview Terrace

200 S Market St
Wooster, Ohio

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

There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 992 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 $658 and $804.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $563 $566 $731 $923 $1,035
Payment Standard Range $507 to $619 $509 to $623 $658 to $804 $831 to $1,015 $932 to $1,139

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

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.

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 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

Cities In Wayne County

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City Served By
Apple Creek
Doylestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doylestown is the Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Mount Eaton
New Pittsburg
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.
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.