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Affordable Housing In West Union
Adams County, Ohio

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Union

Stableford Crossing

265 S West St
West Union, Ohio
1-2 BR

Oakdale Family

222 Rice Dr
West Union, Ohio
Income Based
2-4 BR

Oakdale Senior Estates

310 Rice Dr
West Union, Ohio
Income Based
1 BR

Timber Ridge Apartments

50 Timber Ridge #49
West Union, Ohio
1-3 BR

Mariaview Apartments

302 Spruce Ln
West Union, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Graces Way

350 Spruce Ln
West Union, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Adams County Apartments

230 Spruce Ln
West Union, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing

Leslie Haven

374 Spruce Ln
West Union, Ohio
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve West Union

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Union, Ohio

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 193 affordable apartments for rent in West Union, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in West Union, Ohio

West Union features 128 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 Union, Ohio

There are 18 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Union.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Union, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Union landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in West Union.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Union, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $766.

2020 West Union, 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 $564 $567 $696 $881 $943
Payment Standard Range $508 to $620 $510 to $624 $626 to $766 $793 to $969 $849 to $1,037

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Union, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 193
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 128
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $23,715 ±$8,701
Median Rent $472 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.1% ± 13.67pp
Total Population 3,180

Population and Household Demographics

West Union is a city in Adams County, Ohio with a population of 3,180. There are 1,317 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 52.47% of households in West Union are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Union

The median gross income for households in West Union is $23,715 a year, or $1,976 a month. The median rent for the city is $472 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Union, a household making less than $1,573 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.1% of households who rent are overburdened in West Union.

Area Median Income In West Union

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 Union, the AMI is calculated from all households within Adams County.

In West Union, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,500

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 Union

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 Union

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