Affordable Housing In Louisa
Louisa County, Virginia

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Louisa

Epworth Manor

112 Cammack St
Louisa, Virginia
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pine Ridge

101 Pine Ridge Drive
Louisa, Virginia
Call For Rent
2 BR

Pine Ridge Drive Group Home

Pine Ridge Dr
Louisa, Virginia
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Louisa, 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 Louisa, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Central Virginia Resource Corporation - Main Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Fluvanna-Louisa County Housing Foundation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Louisa, Virginia

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 93 affordable apartments for rent in Louisa, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Louisa, Virginia

Louisa features 66 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 Louisa, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Louisa, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Louisa, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $788 and $964.

2022 Louisa, 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
Louisa, Virginia Fair Market Rent $755 $769 $876 $1,223 $1,499
Louisa, Virginia Payment Standard Range $680 to $831 $692 to $846 $788 to $964 $1,101 to $1,345 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Louisa, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 93
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 66
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $40,833 ±$9,466
Median Rent $773 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.01% ± 13.18pp
Total Population 2,204

Population and Household Demographics

Louisa is a city in Louisa County, Virginia with a population of 2,204. There are 796 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 56.91% of households in Louisa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Louisa

The median gross income for households in Louisa is $40,833 a year, or $3,403 a month. The median rent for the city is $773 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Louisa, a household making less than $2,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Louisa.

Area Median Income In Louisa

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 Louisa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Louisa County.

In Louisa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,500

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 Louisa

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 Louisa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Louisa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,650 $17,900 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Louisa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,100 $29,800 $33,550 $37,250 $40,250 $43,250 $46,200 $49,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Louisa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,750 $47,700 $53,650 $59,600 $64,400 $69,150 $73,950 $78,700