Affordable Housing In Burke
Fairfax County, Virginia

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Burke

Burke Lake Gardens

9608 Old Keene Mill Rd
Burke, VA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Crevenna Oaks

10550 Oak Bluff Ct
Burke, VA
HCV Welcome

Summit Oaks

10550 Oak Bluff Ct
Burke, VA
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Burke

Housing Authority Programs
Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Moving to Work; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Burke, Virginia

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 200 affordable apartments for rent in Burke, Virginia. Burke features 150 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 50 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Burke.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Burke, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 200
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 150
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.88%
Average Renter Household Size 3.90
Average Household Size 3.12
Median Household Income $131,243 ±$4,083
Median Rent $2,238 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.55% ± 8.19pp
Total Population 42,205

Population and Household Demographics

Burke is a City in Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of 42,205. There are 13,535 households in the city with an average household size of 3.12 persons. 14.88% of households in Burke are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Burke

The median gross income for households in Burke is $131,243 a year, or $10,937 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,238 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Burke, a household making less than $7,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Burke.1

Area Median Income In Burke

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 Burke, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fairfax County.

In Burke, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $121,300

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 Burke

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 Burke HUD Rental Assistance in Burke

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

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2009 to 2009, 2 low income apartment communities containing 100 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Burke by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Burke

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

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Burke is $65,520 a year, or $5,460 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,460 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,638 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $1,063 $1,138 $1,365 $1,578 $1,760 $1,942
60% $1,275 $1,366 $1,638 $1,893 $2,112 $2,330
Fair Market Rents in Burke

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707