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Affordable Housing In Emporia

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Emporia

Washington Square

501 Washington St
Emporia, Virginia
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2 BR

Reese Village

311 Bond Court
Emporia, Virginia
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1-2 BR

Weaver Manor

216 Meherrin Lane
Emporia, Virginia
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1-2 BR

Belford Commons

425 Washington St
Emporia, Virginia
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1 BR

Emporia Limited

712 Carver Cir
Emporia, Virginia

Northwood Village

300 Lewis St
Emporia, Virginia

Brook Ridge II

1325 Skippers Rd
Emporia, Virginia

Carriage Run Apartments

240 Carriage Run Ct
Emporia, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Emporia

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Emporia, Virginia

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 479 affordable apartments for rent in Emporia, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Emporia, Virginia

Emporia features 300 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 Emporia, Virginia

There are 156 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Emporia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Emporia, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Emporia, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2021 Emporia, 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
Emporia, Virginia Fair Market Rent $525 $592 $780 $1,054 $1,058
Emporia, Virginia Payment Standard Range $473 to $578 $533 to $651 $702 to $858 $949 to $1,159 $952 to $1,164

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Emporia, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 479
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 300
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $28,601 ±$5,096
Median Rent $680 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.09% ± 12.74pp
Total Population 5,672

Population and Household Demographics

Emporia is a city in Virginia with a population of 5,672. There are 2,459 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 57.3% of households in Emporia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Emporia

The median gross income for households in Emporia is $28,601 a year, or $2,383 a month. The median rent for the city is $680 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Emporia, a household making less than $2,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Emporia.

Area Median Income In Emporia

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 Emporia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,200

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 Emporia

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 Emporia

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Emporia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Emporia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Emporia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050