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Friendship Court

418 Garrett St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

The Friendship Court community is home to 150 families and preparing for change and transition as the community and its residents prepare for redevelopment. Located in the heart of the City of Charlottesville and formerly known as Garrett Square, the property was built in 1978 with project-based Section 8 assistance. The property will remain open during the redevelopment and no residents will be displaced.

 In 2002, Piedmont Housing Alliance and National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT/E) partnered to acquire and renovate the property, preserving this important community of affordable housing that was at risk of being lost. Since then, while NHT oversaw the management of the property, Piedmont Housing coordinated services and community partnerships for the 150 families, with 225 children, who call it home.  In June 2019, Piedmont Housing began managing the property as well. 

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This project has been funded and will begin construction soon.

The first phase of housing will be built on existing open land. Once that housing is complete, a portion of residents will move in. The resulting empty units will then be demolished and new housing will be built there. The next set of residents will then move in when the second phase of housing is complete. This process will repeat.

Friendship Court Details

  • 150 bedroom units.
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance

Since this property has a Project-Based Section 8 contract with HUD, some or all of the rents at this community are based on tenant incomes. Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. There is a minimum tenant contribution of $25 for all rents at this property regardless of tenant income.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Charlottesville HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Charlottesville but actual income limits may differ for units at Friendship Court.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $28,150 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
80% $52,600 $60,100 $67,600 $75,100 $81,150 $87,150 $93,150 $99,150

These general income qualifications for Charlottesville, Virginia should only be used as a basic guide. To find out if you qualify, contact the community directly.

You can usually make up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) to be eligible for a HUD-Assisted Housing unit, but income qualification tiers for this community may be different due to various policies.

Friendship Court receives rental subsidies through HUD-Assisted Housing for some or all of its apartments. Some units may be designated as market rate housing. Market rate units would have no subsidies or income restrictions.

Friendship Court is managed by Piedmont Housing Alliance.

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