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Affordable Housing In Front Royal
Warren County, Virginia

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Front Royal

Royal Hills II

31 Royal Ln
Front Royal, Virginia
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1-3 BR

Royal Arms Apartments

401 E Criser Rd
Front Royal, Virginia

Shenandoah Commons

9 Shenandoah Commons Way
Front Royal, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Front Royal

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Shenandoah County Department of Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Front Royal, Virginia

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 309 affordable apartments for rent in Front Royal, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Front Royal, Virginia

Front Royal features 190 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 Front Royal, Virginia

There are 119 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Front Royal.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Front Royal, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Front Royal, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $915 and $1,119.

2020 Front Royal, 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
Fair Market Rent $671 $772 $1,017 $1,418 $1,709
Payment Standard Range $604 to $738 $695 to $849 $915 to $1,119 $1,276 to $1,560 $1,538 to $1,880

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Front Royal, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 309
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 190
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $47,981 ±$4,139
Median Rent $878 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.7% ± 7.22pp
Total Population 14,846

Population and Household Demographics

Front Royal is a city in Warren County, Virginia with a population of 14,846. There are 5,777 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 43.48% of households in Front Royal are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Front Royal

The median gross income for households in Front Royal is $47,981 a year, or $3,998 a month. The median rent for the city is $878 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Front Royal, a household making less than $2,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Front Royal.

Area Median Income In Front Royal

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 Front Royal, the AMI is calculated from all households within Warren County.

In Front Royal, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,400

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 Front Royal

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 Front Royal

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,100 $19,550 $22,000 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,500 $32,600 $36,650 $40,700 $44,000 $47,250 $50,500 $53,750
80% of Median $45,600 $52,100 $58,600 $65,100 $70,350 $75,550 $80,750 $85,950