Affordable Housing In Mount Vernon
Fairfax County, Virginia

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mount Vernon, 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 Mount Vernon, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mount Vernon, Virginia

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

Income Based Apartments in Mount Vernon, Virginia

Mount Vernon 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 Vernon, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Vernon, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Vernon, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,607 and $1,964.

2022 Mount Vernon, 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
Mount Vernon, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,539 $1,567 $1,785 $2,260 $2,713
Mount Vernon, Virginia Payment Standard Range $1,385 to $1,693 $1,410 to $1,724 $1,607 to $1,964 $2,034 to $2,486 $2,442 to $2,984

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mount Vernon, 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 18.98%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $124,735 ±$12,667
Median Rent $1,308 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.1% ± 14.21pp
Total Population 12,639

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Vernon is a city in Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of 12,639. There are 4,463 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 18.98% of households in Mount Vernon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Vernon

The median gross income for households in Mount Vernon is $124,735 a year, or $10,395 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,308 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Vernon, a household making less than $4,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Vernon.

Area Median Income In Mount Vernon

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 Vernon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fairfax County.

In Mount Vernon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,300

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 Vernon

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 Vernon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mount Vernon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mount Vernon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mount Vernon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800