Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Wooster, OH

Discover affordable housing in Wooster where there are 20+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Palm House Apartments

1183 Rebecca St, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Secrest Village

3666 Secrest Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Wooster Lofts

1958 Akron Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Wooster Interfaith Project 1

132 N Columbus Ave, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Wooster Housing for the Elderly

2216 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Pigeon Creek I

2320 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Wrens Way

2250 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

College Hills Village

905 Portage Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Pelicans Place

2374 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Wooster Family Housing

2222 Melrose Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Northgate Apartments

1354 Perkins Dr, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Townview Terrace

200 S Market St, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Summit Place Apartments

1855 Mechanicsburg Rd, Wooster, Ohio 44691


347 Nold Ave, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Lucc Pittsburg

355 Lucca St, Wooster, Ohio 44691


943 McKinley St, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Spink Street Project

413 Spink St, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Palmer Street Project

120 Palmer St, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Colar Project

321 N Columbus Ave, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Bever Street

203 N Bever St, Wooster, Ohio 44691

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Wooster, Ohio
$10.25 (+146%) more than Ohio minimum wage and $10.00 (+138%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Wooster, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Wooster, Ohio.

Go to the Ohio Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wooster.

How many renters live in Wooster, Ohio?

The City of Wooster has 27,021 people living in 10,969 households.

There are 8,090 renters living in 4,223 renter households in this City. Renters make up 29.94 percent of the population living in Wooster.

What is the rental market like in Wooster, Ohio?

There are an estimated 11,876 housing units in the Wooster area. Of these, 4,415 units are rental homes, making up 37 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Wooster, Ohio, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Wooster?

The rental vacancy rate in Wooster is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Wooster for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wooster
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
244 975 2,001 826 104
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wooster

A large number of apartments in Wooster have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Wooster are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 37 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 20 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Wooster

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $634 to $1,292. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $634
One BR $703
Two BR $911
Three BR $1,149
Four BR $1,292
2024 Fair Market Rents in Wooster, Ohio

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Wooster?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 206 84 percent
One BR 545 56 percent
Two BR 1,136 57 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Wooster, Ohio

How many affordable rental units are in Wooster?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Wooster, Ohio including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 211
Public Housing 146
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 137
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 42
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 26
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Wooster, Ohio

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Wooster, Ohio

Wooster features 568 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 Wooster, Ohio

There are 204 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wooster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wooster, Ohio

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wooster, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $820 and $1,002.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.