Affordable Housing In Fairlawn
Pulaski County, Virginia

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairlawn


6899 Sunset Terrace Ln
Fairlawn, Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fairlawn, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fairlawn, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Connections Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairlawn, Virginia

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 18 affordable apartments for rent in Fairlawn, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Fairlawn, Virginia

Fairlawn 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 Fairlawn, Virginia

There are 18 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairlawn.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairlawn, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairlawn, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $632 and $772.

2022 Fairlawn, 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
Fairlawn, Virginia Fair Market Rent $590 $616 $702 $980 $1,202
Fairlawn, Virginia Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $554 to $678 $632 to $772 $882 to $1,078 $1,082 to $1,322

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fairlawn, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 18
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $56,169 ±$15,925
Median Rent $824 ±$150
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.07% ± 23.63pp
Total Population 2,402

Population and Household Demographics

Fairlawn is a city in Pulaski County, Virginia with a population of 2,402. There are 1,092 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 25% of households in Fairlawn are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairlawn

The median gross income for households in Fairlawn is $56,169 a year, or $4,681 a month. The median rent for the city is $824 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairlawn, a household making less than $2,747 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairlawn.

Area Median Income In Fairlawn

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 Fairlawn, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pulaski County.

In Fairlawn, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,300

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 Fairlawn

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 Fairlawn

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fairlawn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,950 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fairlawn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fairlawn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000