Affordable Housing In Emporia
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Emporia
Housing Authorities that serve Emporia
|Virginia Housing||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Sussex County Housing Office||-|
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|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.
|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.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Emporia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.