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Affordable Housing In Maurertown
Shenandoah County, Virginia

Housing Authorities that serve Maurertown

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 Maurertown, Virginia

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

Income Based Apartments in Maurertown, Virginia

Maurertown 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 Maurertown, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Maurertown, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Maurertown landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Maurertown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Maurertown, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $742 and $906.

2021 Maurertown, 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
Maurertown, Virginia Fair Market Rent $544 $629 $824 $1,179 $1,346
Maurertown, Virginia Payment Standard Range $490 to $598 $566 to $692 $742 to $906 $1,061 to $1,297 $1,211 to $1,481

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Maurertown, 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 25.56%
Average Renter Household Size 3.88
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $43,036 ±$15,527
Median Rent $762 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 72.53% ± 49.19pp
Total Population 881

Population and Household Demographics

Maurertown is a city in Shenandoah County, Virginia with a population of 881. There are 356 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 25.56% of households in Maurertown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Maurertown

The median gross income for households in Maurertown is $43,036 a year, or $3,586 a month. The median rent for the city is $762 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Maurertown, a household making less than $2,540 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 72.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Maurertown.

Area Median Income In Maurertown

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 Maurertown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shenandoah County.

In Maurertown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,800

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 Maurertown

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 Maurertown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Maurertown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,700 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Maurertown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Maurertown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750