Affordable Housing In West Salem
Wayne County, Ohio

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Salem

West Salem Apartments

63 Centennial Dr
West Salem, Ohio
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Salem, 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 West Salem, Ohio

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Salem, Ohio

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in West Salem, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in West Salem, Ohio

West Salem features 32 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 Salem, Ohio

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Salem, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Salem landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in West Salem.

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

2022 West Salem, 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
West Salem, Ohio Fair Market Rent $584 $598 $787 $1,018 $1,118
West Salem, 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 research.

West Salem, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $35,417 ±$3,587
Median Rent $663 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.89% ± 13.66pp
Total Population 1,653

Population and Household Demographics

West Salem is a city in Wayne County, Ohio with a population of 1,653. There are 620 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 30.65% of households in West Salem are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Salem

The median gross income for households in West Salem is $35,417 a year, or $2,951 a month. The median rent for the city is $663 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Salem, a household making less than $2,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.89% of households who rent are overburdened in West Salem.

Area Median Income In West Salem

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 Salem, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wayne County.

In West Salem, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,400

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 Salem

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 Salem

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,050 $32,050 $36,050 $40,050 $43,300 $46,500 $49,700 $52,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Salem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,900 $51,300 $57,700 $64,100 $69,250 $74,400 $79,500 $84,650