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Affordable Housing In Clarke County
Virginia

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clarke County, Virginia

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Clarke County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Clarke County, Virginia

Clarke 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 Clarke County, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clarke County, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clarke County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,589 and $1,942.

2021 Clarke 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
Clarke County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,513 $1,548 $1,765 $2,263 $2,742
Clarke County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $1,362 to $1,664 $1,393 to $1,703 $1,589 to $1,942 $2,037 to $2,489 $2,468 to $3,016

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clarke County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $71,295 ±$4,893
Median Rent $1,032 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.08% ± 12.84pp
Total Population 14,299

Population and Household Demographics

Clarke County is a county in Virginia with a population of 14,299. There are 5,526 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 24.09% of households in Clarke County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clarke County

The median gross income for households in Clarke County is $71,295 a year, or $5,941 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,032 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clarke County, a household making less than $3,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Clarke County.

Area Median Income In Clarke 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 Clarke County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $126,000

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 Clarke 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 Clarke County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clarke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,500 $30,250 $34,050 $37,800 $40,850 $43,850 $46,900 $49,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clarke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $63,000 $68,050 $73,100 $78,150 $83,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clarke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,750 $63,700 $71,650 $79,600 $86,000 $92,350 $98,750 $105,100