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Affordable Housing In Buchanan County
Virginia

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Buchanan County

Deskins Apartments

1085 Old Camp Road
Vansant, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Buchanan County

Housing Authority Programs
Buchanan County Board of Supervisors Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Buchanan County, Virginia

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 20 affordable apartments for rent in Buchanan County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Buchanan County, Virginia

Buchanan County 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 Buchanan County, Virginia

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Buchanan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Buchanan County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Buchanan County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Buchanan County.

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

2021 Buchanan 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
Buchanan County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $601 $615 $701 $880 $951
Buchanan County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $541 to $661 $554 to $677 $631 to $771 $792 to $968 $856 to $1,046

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Buchanan County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 20
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $29,679 ±$1,966
Median Rent $637 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.16% ± 7.82pp
Total Population 23,486

Population and Household Demographics

Buchanan County is a county in Virginia with a population of 23,486. There are 9,442 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 21.11% of households in Buchanan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Buchanan County

The median gross income for households in Buchanan County is $29,679 a year, or $2,473 a month. The median rent for the county is $637 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Buchanan County, a household making less than $2,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Buchanan County.

Area Median Income In Buchanan 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 Buchanan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,100

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 Buchanan 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 Buchanan County

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

Cities In Buchanan County

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City Served By
Grundy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grundy are the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors and Virginia Housing.
Vansant The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vansant are the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors and Virginia Housing.