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Affordable Housing In Bassett
Henry County, Virginia

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bassett

Brookshire Apartments

65 Brookshire Ln
Bassett, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Bassett

Housing Authority Programs
Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bassett, Virginia

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 128 affordable apartments for rent in Bassett, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Bassett, Virginia

Bassett features 128 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 Bassett, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bassett, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bassett landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bassett.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bassett, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $631 and $771.

2021 Bassett, 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
Bassett, Virginia Fair Market Rent $528 $532 $701 $915 $1,000
Bassett, Virginia Payment Standard Range $475 to $581 $479 to $585 $631 to $771 $824 to $1,007 $900 to $1,100

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bassett, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 128
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $26,210 ±$3,176
Median Rent $481 ±$207
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.29% ± 20.66pp
Total Population 1,113

Population and Household Demographics

Bassett is a city in Henry County, Virginia with a population of 1,113. There are 467 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 37.47% of households in Bassett are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bassett

The median gross income for households in Bassett is $26,210 a year, or $2,184 a month. The median rent for the city is $481 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bassett, a household making less than $1,603 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Bassett.

Area Median Income In Bassett

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 Bassett, the AMI is calculated from all households within Henry County.

In Bassett, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,100

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 Bassett

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 Bassett

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bassett 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 Bassett 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 Bassett 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