Affordable Housing In West Union
Adams County, Ohio

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Union

Stableford Crossing

265 S West St
West Union, OH
$450-517
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Oakdale Family

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

Oakdale Senior Estates

310 Rice Dr
West Union, OH
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Timber Ridge Apartments

50 Timber Ridge #49
West Union, OH
$536-657
1-3 BR

Mariaview Apartments

302 Spruce Ln
West Union, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Graces Way

350 Spruce Ln
West Union, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Adams County Apartments

230 Spruce Ln
West Union, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Leslie Haven

374 Spruce Ln
West Union, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized
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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. West Union features 128 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 18 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Union.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.1

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 $44,500

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 West Union 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 $13,750 $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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in West Union

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2008 to 2008, 1 low income apartment communities containing 18 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in West Union by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Union

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 Union 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 Union

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$564 $567 $696 $881 $943