Affordable Housing In Accomack County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Accomack County

Onancock Square

160 Jacob Street
Onancock, Virginia
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1-2 BR

Pine Street Apartments

6 Carter St
Onancock, Virginia

Accomack Senior Village

4 Boundary Ave
Onancock, Virginia

Accomack Manor

26463 Metompkin Rd
Parksley, Virginia

Onancock Square

164 Jacob St
Onancock, Virginia
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Accomack County, Virginia

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 292 affordable apartments for rent in Accomack County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Accomack County, Virginia

Accomack County features 132 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 Accomack County, Virginia

There are 160 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Accomack County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Accomack County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Accomack County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Accomack County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Accomack County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $648 and $792.

2022 Accomack County, Virginia 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
Accomack County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $492 $632 $720 $1,001 $1,140
Accomack County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $569 to $695 $648 to $792 $901 to $1,101 $1,026 to $1,254

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Accomack County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 292
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 132
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $39,412 ±$2,723
Median Rent $733 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.63% ± 4.27pp
Total Population 33,115

Population and Household Demographics

Accomack County is a county in Virginia with a population of 33,115. There are 13,961 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 28.95% of households in Accomack County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Accomack County

The median gross income for households in Accomack County is $39,412 a year, or $3,284 a month. The median rent for the county is $733 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Accomack County, a household making less than $2,443 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Accomack County.

Area Median Income In Accomack County

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.

In Accomack County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,500

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 Accomack County

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 Accomack County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Accomack County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Accomack County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Accomack County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050