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Affordable Housing In Lynchburg
Virginia

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lynchburg

Hillcrest Apartments

3000 Birchwood Dr
Lynchburg, Virginia
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

James Crossing Apartments

808 Greenfield Dr #29
Lynchburg, Virginia
$381-700
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Hilltop Homes

101 Jackson St
Lynchburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cornerstone Apartments

1957 Fort Ave
Lynchburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

College Hill Homes

1014 Wise St
Lynchburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Central City Apartments

1021 Court St
Lynchburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

The Meadows Lynchburg

2315 Yorktown Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Wesley Apartments

1201 Long Meadows Dr
Lynchburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Tinbridge Manor

701 Hollins Street
Lynchburg, Virginia
Accepts Vouchers

College Hill Apartments

810 Harrison Street
Lynchburg, Virginia
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Lynchburg

Housing Authority Programs
Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lynchburg, Virginia

There are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,449 affordable apartments for rent in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Lynchburg, Virginia

Lynchburg features 1,409 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 Lynchburg, Virginia

There are 1,040 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lynchburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lynchburg, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lynchburg landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lynchburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lynchburg, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $739 and $903.

2020 Lynchburg, 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
Fair Market Rent $630 $676 $821 $1,106 $1,339
Payment Standard Range $567 to $693 $608 to $744 $739 to $903 $995 to $1,217 $1,205 to $1,473

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lynchburg, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 2,449
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,409
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $39,589 ±$1,379
Median Rent $778 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.84% ± 3.06pp
Total Population 78,158

Population and Household Demographics

Lynchburg is a city in Virginia with a population of 78,158. There are 28,528 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 49.32% of households in Lynchburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lynchburg

The median gross income for households in Lynchburg is $39,589 a year, or $3,299 a month. The median rent for the city is $778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lynchburg, a household making less than $2,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Lynchburg.

Area Median Income In Lynchburg

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 Lynchburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,400

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 Lynchburg

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 Lynchburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450