Affordable Housing In Lorton
Fairfax County, Virginia

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lorton

Lindsay Hill Senior Apartments

8915 Pink Carnation Ct
Lorton, Virginia
1-2 BR

Liberty Crest

9380 Quadrangle Street
Lorton, Virginia
1-2 BR

Armistead I and II ( Aka Kenton Crossing )

7800 Lewis Chapel Cir
Lorton, Virginia

Sanger Place ( Aka Gunston Commons )

9454 Orange Blossom Trl
Lorton, Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lorton, 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 Lorton, 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 Lorton, Virginia

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 529 affordable apartments for rent in Lorton, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Lorton, Virginia

Lorton 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 Lorton, Virginia

There are 529 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lorton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lorton, Virginia

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

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

2022 Lorton, 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
Lorton, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,539 $1,567 $1,785 $2,260 $2,713
Lorton, 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.

Lorton, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 529
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 3.04
Median Household Income $96,481 ±$9,300
Median Rent $1,777 ±$117
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.9% ± 10.21pp
Total Population 19,722

Population and Household Demographics

Lorton is a city in Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of 19,722. There are 6,450 households in the city with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 44.88% of households in Lorton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lorton

The median gross income for households in Lorton is $96,481 a year, or $8,040 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,777 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lorton, a household making less than $5,923 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Lorton.

Area Median Income In Lorton

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

In Lorton, 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 Lorton

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 Lorton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lorton 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 Lorton 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 Lorton 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