Wheeler Creek

900 Varney St SE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20032

Wheeler Creek Details

  • 180 units.
  • Accepts Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)

Property Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Smoke Free
  • High Speed Internet Access

Unit Amenities

  • Air Conditioning

About Wheeler Creek

There's a brand new neighborhood in the nation's capital. It's made up of a Senior building, town homes, duplexes and detached single family homes with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, brand new kitchens and lots of living space! Potential clients need to apply on-site at the management office.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Public Housing

Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.

Washington HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Washington but actual income limits may differ for units at Wheeler Creek.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
50% $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
80% $54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450

Washington Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Washington but actual income limits may differ for units at Wheeler Creek.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Very Low Income (50%) $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
Low Income (60%) $51,000 $58,260 $65,520 $72,780 $78,660 $84,480 $90,300 $96,120

These general income qualifications for Washington, District Of Columbia should only be used as a basic guide. To find out if you qualify, contact the community directly.

Wheeler Creek was built in part with financing obtained through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and receives rental subsidies through HUD-Assisted Housing. These programs have different income limits that can lead to apartments in the same property having different income requirements.

You can make up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and be eligible for a HUD-Assisted Housing unit. However, you can earn at most 60% of AMI to be eligible for a LIHTC property and many units may be set aside for those with the lowest incomes (down to 15% of AMI). LIHTC properties may also contain some market rate units.

Since Wheeler Creek has both programs, the most restrictive of the income limits will apply for each unit. If the entire property is funded by LIHTC, the LIHTC income limit of 60% AMI would be used for all units. Apartments in properties with some units not funded by the LIHTC, but receiving Section 8 assistance, would be open to households making up to 80% AMI. Market rate units would have no subsidies or income restrictions.

Figuring out income and rent limits for affordable housing can be complex especially when more than one federal program is involved. To know for sure if you qualify, you must contact the property directly. The amounts provided here should only be used as a basic guide.

Wheeler Creek is managed by District of Columbia Housing Authority.

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