Affordable Housing In Worthington
Franklin County, Ohio

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Worthington

Stafford Court

49 E North St
Worthington, Ohio

Buckeye Comm Hope Fdtn

400 Park Blvd
Worthington, Ohio
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Worthington, Ohio

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in Worthington, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Worthington, Ohio

Worthington features 0 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 Worthington, Ohio

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Worthington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Worthington, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Worthington landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Worthington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Worthington, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $929 and $1,135.

2022 Worthington, 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
Worthington, Ohio Fair Market Rent $730 $829 $1,032 $1,281 $1,426
Worthington, Ohio Payment Standard Range $657 to $803 $746 to $912 $929 to $1,135 $1,153 to $1,409 $1,283 to $1,569

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Worthington, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $90,445 ±$6,355
Median Rent $852 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.83% ± 8.94pp
Total Population 13,867

Population and Household Demographics

Worthington is a city in Franklin County, Ohio with a population of 13,867. There are 5,721 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 19.96% of households in Worthington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Worthington

The median gross income for households in Worthington is $90,445 a year, or $7,537 a month. The median rent for the city is $852 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Worthington, a household making less than $2,840 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Worthington.

Area Median Income In Worthington

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 Worthington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Worthington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,800

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 Worthington

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 Worthington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Worthington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,650 $20,150 $22,650 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Worthington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Worthington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,950 $53,650 $60,350 $67,050 $72,450 $77,800 $83,150 $88,550