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Affordable Housing In Charlottesville

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Charlottesville

Pd - Ahpp - Whitewood Village Apartments

151 Whitewood Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia
Accepts Vouchers


802 Hardy Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia

Scattered Sites

2021 Michie Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia

1316 Early St

1316 Early St
Charlottesville, Virginia
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Charlottesville

Housing Authority Programs
Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Charlottesville, Virginia

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,379 affordable apartments for rent in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville features 866 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 Charlottesville, Virginia

There are 1,513 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Charlottesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Charlottesville, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Charlottesville landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Charlottesville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Charlottesville, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,136 and $1,388.

2020 Charlottesville, 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
Fair Market Rent $854 $1,082 $1,262 $1,573 $1,942
Payment Standard Range $769 to $939 $974 to $1,190 $1,136 to $1,388 $1,416 to $1,730 $1,748 to $2,136

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Charlottesville, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,379
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 866
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $49,775 ±$3,042
Median Rent $998 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.36% ± 3.44pp
Total Population 45,084

Population and Household Demographics

Charlottesville is a city in Virginia with a population of 45,084. There are 17,752 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 56.43% of households in Charlottesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Charlottesville

The median gross income for households in Charlottesville is $49,775 a year, or $4,148 a month. The median rent for the city is $998 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Charlottesville, a household making less than $3,327 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Charlottesville.

Area Median Income In Charlottesville

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 Charlottesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,900

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 Charlottesville

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 Charlottesville

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