Affordable Housing In Luray
Page County, Virginia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Luray

Luray Village

111 Sixth Street
Luray, Virginia
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1-2 BR

Rugby Square II

101 Madison Ln
Luray, Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Luray, 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 Luray, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Shenandoah County Department of Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Luray, Virginia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 82 affordable apartments for rent in Luray, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Luray, Virginia

Luray 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 Luray, Virginia

There are 82 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Luray.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Luray, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Luray, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $659 and $805.

2021 Luray, 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
Luray, Virginia Fair Market Rent $493 $604 $732 $938 $1,184
Luray, Virginia Payment Standard Range $444 to $542 $544 to $664 $659 to $805 $844 to $1,032 $1,066 to $1,302

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Luray, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 82
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $39,152 ±$3,596
Median Rent $769 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.47% ± 11.93pp
Total Population 4,843

Population and Household Demographics

Luray is a city in Page County, Virginia with a population of 4,843. There are 1,908 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 44.29% of households in Luray are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Luray

The median gross income for households in Luray is $39,152 a year, or $3,263 a month. The median rent for the city is $769 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Luray, a household making less than $2,563 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Luray.

Area Median Income In Luray

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 Luray, the AMI is calculated from all households within Page County.

In Luray, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,400

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 Luray

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 Luray

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Luray AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,900 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,100 $40,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Luray AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Luray AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850