Affordable Housing In Appalachia
Wise County, Virginia

Affordable Housing programs support 304 income based apartments in Appalachia where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Appalachia that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Appalachia, Virginia

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Appalachia.

Go to the Virginia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Appalachia.

Inman Village

272 Don Whitehead Dr
Appalachia, Virginia
Rent Assisted

Appalachian Towers

505 W Main St
Appalachia, Virginia

Monte Vista

308 Poplar St
Appalachia, Virginia
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Affordable Housing Near Appalachia

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Big Stone Gap, VA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Big Stone Gap.
Affordable Housing In Coeburn, VA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Coeburn.
Affordable Housing In Pound, VA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Pound.
Affordable Housing In Wise, VA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Wise.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Appalachia, Virginia

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.

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Appalachia.

Appalachia, Virginia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Appalachia, Virginia

Appalachia features 304 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 Appalachia, Virginia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Appalachia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Appalachia, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Appalachia, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $714 and $872.

2023 Appalachia, 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
Appalachia, Virginia Fair Market Rent $588 $655 $793 $1,091 $1,144
Appalachia, Virginia Payment Standard Range $529 to $647 $590 to $721 $714 to $872 $982 to $1,200 $1,030 to $1,258

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Appalachia, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 304
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 304
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $32,932 ±$3,887
Median Rent $586 ±$111
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.6% ± 14.03pp
Total Population 1,871

Population and Household Demographics

Appalachia is a city in Wise County, Virginia with a population of 1,871. There are 731 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 45.69% of households in Appalachia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Appalachia

The median gross income for households in Appalachia is $32,932 a year, or $2,744 a month. The median rent for the city is $586 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Appalachia, a household making less than $1,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Appalachia.

Area Median Income In Appalachia

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 Appalachia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wise County.

In Appalachia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,900

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 Appalachia

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 Appalachia

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Appalachia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,000 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,400 $44,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Appalachia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,350 $26,700 $30,050 $33,350 $36,050 $38,700 $41,400 $44,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Appalachia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450