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Affordable Housing In Glasgow
Rockbridge County, Virginia

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Glasgow

Skyline Manor Apartments

800 Fitzlee St
Glasgow, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Glasgow

Housing Authority Programs
Rockbridge Area Rental Assistance Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Glasgow, Virginia

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in Glasgow, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Glasgow, Virginia

Glasgow features 32 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 Glasgow, Virginia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Glasgow.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Glasgow, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Glasgow landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Glasgow.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Glasgow, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $693 and $847.

2021 Glasgow, 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
Glasgow, Virginia Fair Market Rent $508 $620 $770 $1,029 $1,049
Glasgow, Virginia Payment Standard Range $457 to $559 $558 to $682 $693 to $847 $926 to $1,132 $944 to $1,154

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Glasgow, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $43,882 ±$10,161
Median Rent $813 ±$130
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.43% ± 16.58pp
Total Population 1,362

Population and Household Demographics

Glasgow is a city in Rockbridge County, Virginia with a population of 1,362. There are 537 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 39.11% of households in Glasgow are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Glasgow

The median gross income for households in Glasgow is $43,882 a year, or $3,657 a month. The median rent for the city is $813 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Glasgow, a household making less than $2,710 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Glasgow.

Area Median Income In Glasgow

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 Glasgow, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rockbridge County.

In Glasgow, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,200

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 Glasgow

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 Glasgow

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Glasgow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,500 $37,950 $40,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Glasgow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,450 $24,500 $27,550 $30,600 $33,050 $35,500 $37,950 $40,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Glasgow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,300 $39,200 $44,100 $48,950 $52,900 $56,800 $60,700 $64,650