Affordable Housing In Mathews County
Virginia

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mathews County, 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 Mathews County, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Bay Aging Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mathews County, Virginia

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Mathews County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Mathews County, Virginia

Mathews County 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 Mathews County, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mathews County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mathews County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mathews County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mathews County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,074 and $1,312.

2022 Mathews County, 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
Mathews County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $993 $1,015 $1,193 $1,676 $2,042
Mathews County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $894 to $1,092 $914 to $1,117 $1,074 to $1,312 $1,508 to $1,844 $1,838 to $2,246

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mathews County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $63,845 ±$5,703
Median Rent $942 ±$280
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.51% ± 15.66pp
Total Population 8,880

Population and Household Demographics

Mathews County is a county in Virginia with a population of 8,880. There are 3,806 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 17.18% of households in Mathews County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mathews County

The median gross income for households in Mathews County is $63,845 a year, or $5,320 a month. The median rent for the county is $942 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mathews County, a household making less than $3,140 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Mathews County.

Area Median Income In Mathews County

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 Mathews County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,500

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 Mathews County

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 Mathews County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mathews County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,750 $20,300 $22,850 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mathews County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,600 $33,800 $38,050 $42,250 $45,650 $49,050 $52,400 $55,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mathews County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,350 $54,100 $60,850 $67,600 $73,050 $78,450 $83,850 $89,250

Cities In Mathews County

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City Served By
Gwynn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gwynn are the Virginia Housing and Bay Aging.
Mathews The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mathews are the Virginia Housing and Bay Aging.