Affordable Housing In West Portsmouth
Scioto County, Ohio

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Portsmouth

M. Miller N Lett Manor

11 Clayton Ct
West Portsmouth, OH
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There are 1 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 89 affordable apartments for rent in West Portsmouth. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 89 apartments that set rent based on your income. In West Portsmouth, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Portsmouth, Ohio

West Portsmouth, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 89
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 89
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Total Population 2,978
Housing Units 1,168
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $33,732 ±$3,774
Median Rent $550 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.82% ± 6.44pp

Population and Household Demographics

West Portsmouth is a City in Scioto County, Ohio with a population of 2,978. There are 1,168 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 23.54% of households in West Portsmouth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Portsmouth

The median gross income for households in West Portsmouth is $33,732 a year, or $2,811 a month. The median rent for the city is $550 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Portsmouth, a household making less than $1,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.82% of households who rent are overburdened in West Portsmouth.1

Area Median Income In West Portsmouth

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For West Portsmouth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scioto County.

In West Portsmouth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,700

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 West Portsmouth

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 West Portsmouth HUD Rental Assistance in West Portsmouth

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

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 West Portsmouth

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 West Portsmouth 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 West Portsmouth

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
$438 $596 $682 $966 $1,070