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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, Ohio
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Housing Authorities that serve West Portsmouth

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Portsmouth, Ohio

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 89 affordable apartments for rent in West Portsmouth, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in West Portsmouth, Ohio

West Portsmouth features 89 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 West Portsmouth, Ohio

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Portsmouth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Portsmouth, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Portsmouth, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 West Portsmouth, 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 $530 $644 $734 $1,050 $1,148
Payment Standard Range $477 to $583 $580 to $708 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,033 to $1,263

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Portsmouth, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $59,300

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 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 $13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,000
50% of Median $22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800