Affordable Housing In New Kent County
Virginia

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in New Kent 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 New Kent County, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Central Virginia Resource Corporation - Main Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Kent County, Virginia

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

Income Based Apartments in New Kent County, Virginia

New Kent 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 New Kent County, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Kent County, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Kent County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,070 and $1,308.

2022 New Kent 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
New Kent County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,022 $1,044 $1,189 $1,556 $1,864
New Kent County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $920 to $1,124 $940 to $1,148 $1,070 to $1,308 $1,400 to $1,712 $1,678 to $2,050

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Kent 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 14.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $73,041 ±$6,494
Median Rent $883 ±$182
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.86% ± 9.8pp
Total Population 19,560

Population and Household Demographics

New Kent County is a county in Virginia with a population of 19,560. There are 7,299 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 14.51% of households in New Kent County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Kent County

The median gross income for households in New Kent County is $73,041 a year, or $6,087 a month. The median rent for the county is $883 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Kent County, a household making less than $2,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.86% of households who rent are overburdened in New Kent County.

Area Median Income In New Kent 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 New Kent County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,000

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 New Kent 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 New Kent County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,150 $24,200 $27,200 $30,200 $32,650 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,250 $40,300 $45,350 $50,350 $54,400 $58,450 $62,450 $66,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Kent County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,400 $64,450 $72,500 $80,550 $87,000 $93,450 $99,900 $106,350

Cities In New Kent County

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City Served By
New Kent The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Kent are the Virginia Housing, Central Virginia Resource Corporation - Main and Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services.