Affordable Housing In Dumfries
Prince William County, Virginia

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Dumfries where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 276 affordable apartments in Dumfries that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dumfries, Virginia

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Dumfries. Go to the Virginia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Dumfries.

Orchard Landing Apartments-Chesapeake

3119 Chesapeake Drive
Dumfries, Virginia
1-3 BR

Shorehaven Apartments

2900 Shorehaven Way
Dumfries, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Princeton Woods Phase I ( Aka Princeton Commons I )

3465 Dry Powder Cir
Dumfries, Virginia
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Affordable Housing Near Dumfries

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Dumfries, Virginia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dumfries.

Dumfries, Virginia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dumfries, Virginia

Dumfries 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 Dumfries, Virginia

There are 276 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dumfries.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dumfries, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dumfries landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Dumfries.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dumfries, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,654 and $2,022.

2023 Dumfries, 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
Dumfries, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,589 $1,615 $1,838 $2,299 $2,742
Dumfries, Virginia Payment Standard Range $1,430 to $1,748 $1,454 to $1,777 $1,654 to $2,022 $2,069 to $2,529 $2,468 to $3,016

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dumfries, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 276
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.32%
Average Renter Household Size 3.51
Average Household Size 3.34
Median Household Income $60,956 ±$11,125
Median Rent $1,446 ±$106
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.37% ± 17.73pp
Total Population 5,158

Population and Household Demographics

Dumfries is a city in Prince William County, Virginia with a population of 5,158. There are 1,537 households in the city with an average household size of 3.34 persons. 46.32% of households in Dumfries are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dumfries

The median gross income for households in Dumfries is $60,956 a year, or $5,080 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,446 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dumfries, a household making less than $4,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Dumfries.

Area Median Income In Dumfries

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 Dumfries, the AMI is calculated from all households within Prince William County.

In Dumfries, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,300

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 Dumfries

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 Dumfries

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dumfries AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dumfries AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dumfries AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800