Affordable Housing In Grayson County
Virginia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grayson County

Grayson Manor

224 Nichols Dr
Independence, Virginia
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Penn Court Apartments

119 Bedwell St
Independence, Virginia
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Grayson County, 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 Grayson County, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Grayson County, Virginia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Grayson County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Grayson County, Virginia

Grayson County features 48 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 Grayson County, Virginia

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grayson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grayson County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Grayson County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Grayson County.

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

2022 Grayson County, 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
Grayson County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $479 $616 $702 $963 $1,051
Grayson County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $431 to $527 $554 to $678 $632 to $772 $867 to $1,059 $946 to $1,156

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Grayson County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $29,942 ±$1,952
Median Rent $552 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.29% ± 8.82pp
Total Population 15,573

Population and Household Demographics

Grayson County is a county in Virginia with a population of 15,573. There are 6,795 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 25.55% of households in Grayson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grayson County

The median gross income for households in Grayson County is $29,942 a year, or $2,495 a month. The median rent for the county is $552 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grayson County, a household making less than $1,840 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Grayson County.

Area Median Income In Grayson County

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 Grayson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,100

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 Grayson County

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 Grayson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Grayson County 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 Grayson County 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 Grayson County 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

Cities In Grayson County

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City Served By
Fries The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fries are the Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program and Virginia Housing.
Independence The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Independence are the Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program and Virginia Housing.
Troutdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Troutdale are the Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program and Virginia Housing.