Affordable Housing In Westerville
Delaware County, Ohio

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Westerville

Harris-Askins House

200 S State St
Westerville, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Columbus Colony Housing, Inc

1165 Colony Dr
Westerville, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

The Woods at Central College

700 East St
Westerville, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ravine At Central College

630 S Sunbury Rd
Westerville, OH

Westerville Woods Senior Housing

7150 Sunbury Rd
Westerville, OH
HCV Welcome

Cooper Colony Apartments

6097 Cooper Colony Dr
Westerville, OH
HCV Welcome

Westerville Senior Housing

610 S Sunbury Rd
Westerville, OH
HCV Welcome

Forest Edge

229 Huber Village Blvd
Westerville, OH
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There are 8 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 418 affordable apartments for rent in Westerville. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 207 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Westerville, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 211 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Westerville

Housing Authority Programs
Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Westerville, Ohio

Westerville, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 418
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 207
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Total Population 37,540
Housing Units 14,212
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $82,121 ±$5,453
Median Rent $954 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.81% ± 6.97pp

Population and Household Demographics

Westerville is a City in Delaware County, Ohio with a population of 37,540. There are 14,212 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 25.39% of households in Westerville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westerville

The median gross income for households in Westerville is $82,121 a year, or $6,843 a month. The median rent for the city is $954 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westerville, a household making less than $3,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Westerville.1

Area Median Income In Westerville

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 Westerville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Delaware County.

In Westerville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000

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 Westerville

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 Westerville HUD Rental Assistance in Westerville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,400 $18,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
80% of Median $43,700 $49,950 $56,200 $62,400 $67,400 $72,400 $77,400 $82,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Westerville

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

From 1993 to 2007, 3 low income apartment communities containing 163 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Westerville 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 Westerville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
60% of Median $32,760 $37,440 $42,120 $46,800 $50,580 $54,300 $58,080 $61,800

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 Westerville is $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,510 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,053 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% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,249
60% $819 $878 $1,053 $1,217 $1,358 $1,499
Fair Market Rents in Westerville

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
$643 $761 $957 $1,225 $1,424