Affordable Housing In Herndon
Fairfax County, Virginia

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Herndon

Dulles Center

2410 Little Current Dr
Herndon, Virginia
2-3 BR

Coppermine Place

13391 Coppermine Rd
Herndon, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Coppermine Place II

13395 Coppermine Rd
Herndon, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Jefferson Commons

2450 Masons Ferry Dr
Herndon, Virginia

Jefferson Commons II

2452 Masons Ferry Dr
Herndon, Virginia

Kendrick Court ( Aka Mcnair Seniors )

13430 Coppermine Rd
Herndon, Virginia

Herndon Harbor House II

912 Jorss Pl
Herndon, Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Herndon, 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 Herndon, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Herndon, Virginia

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 847 affordable apartments for rent in Herndon, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Herndon, Virginia

Herndon features 22 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 Herndon, Virginia

There are 825 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Herndon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Herndon, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Herndon, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,607 and $1,964.

2022 Herndon, 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
Herndon, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,539 $1,567 $1,785 $2,260 $2,713
Herndon, Virginia Payment Standard Range $1,385 to $1,693 $1,410 to $1,724 $1,607 to $1,964 $2,034 to $2,486 $2,442 to $2,984

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Herndon, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 847
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 22
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.54%
Average Renter Household Size 3.31
Average Household Size 3.19
Median Household Income $101,872 ±$4,886
Median Rent $1,761 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.62% ± 7.3pp
Total Population 24,384

Population and Household Demographics

Herndon is a city in Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of 24,384. There are 7,652 households in the city with an average household size of 3.19 persons. 40.54% of households in Herndon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Herndon

The median gross income for households in Herndon is $101,872 a year, or $8,489 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,761 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Herndon, a household making less than $5,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Herndon.

Area Median Income In Herndon

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 Herndon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fairfax County.

In Herndon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,300

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 Herndon

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 Herndon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Herndon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Herndon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Herndon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800