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Affordable Housing In New Market
Shenandoah County, Virginia

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Market

Luther Crest

9138 N Congress St
New Market, Virginia
Elderly Supportive Housing

Congress Street

9171 N Congress St
New Market, Virginia

Shenandoah Commons

9157 N Congress St
New Market, Virginia

New Market North II

9091 N Congress St
New Market, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve New Market

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 New Market, Virginia

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 184 affordable apartments for rent in New Market, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in New Market, Virginia

New Market features 40 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 Market, Virginia

There are 144 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Market.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Market, Virginia

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

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

2021 New Market, 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 $544 $629 $824 $1,179 $1,346
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.

New Market, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 184
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $36,815 ±$4,822
Median Rent $710 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.32% ± 10.37pp
Total Population 2,336

Population and Household Demographics

New Market is a city in Shenandoah County, Virginia with a population of 2,336. There are 947 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 52.06% of households in New Market are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Market

The median gross income for households in New Market is $36,815 a year, or $3,068 a month. The median rent for the city is $710 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Market, a household making less than $2,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.32% of households who rent are overburdened in New Market.

Area Median Income In New Market

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

In New Market, 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 New Market

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 Market

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