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Affordable Housing In Mount Jackson
Shenandoah County, Virginia

Housing Authorities that serve Mount Jackson

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 Mount Jackson, Virginia

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

Income Based Apartments in Mount Jackson, Virginia

Mount Jackson 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 Mount Jackson, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Jackson, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Jackson, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $755 and $923.

2020 Mount Jackson, 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 $547 $637 $839 $1,201 $1,394
Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $573 to $701 $755 to $923 $1,081 to $1,321 $1,255 to $1,533

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mount Jackson, 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 41.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.99
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $35,750 ±$5,415
Median Rent $776 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.25% ± 14.98pp
Total Population 2,253

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Jackson is a city in Shenandoah County, Virginia with a population of 2,253. There are 772 households in the city with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 41.97% of households in Mount Jackson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Jackson

The median gross income for households in Mount Jackson is $35,750 a year, or $2,979 a month. The median rent for the city is $776 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Jackson, a household making less than $2,587 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Jackson.

Area Median Income In Mount Jackson

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

In Mount Jackson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 Mount Jackson

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 Mount Jackson

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $33,950 $36,700 $39,400 $42,100 $44,850
80% of Median $38,050 $43,450 $48,900 $54,300 $58,650 $63,000 $67,350 $71,700