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Affordable Housing In North Shore
Franklin County, Virginia

Housing Authorities that serve North Shore

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Guide To Affordable Housing in North Shore, Virginia

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

Income Based Apartments in North Shore, Virginia

North Shore 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 North Shore, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in North Shore, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in North Shore, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2021 North Shore, 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
North Shore, Virginia Fair Market Rent $575 $618 $815 $1,014 $1,127
North Shore, Virginia Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $556 to $680 $734 to $897 $913 to $1,115 $1,014 to $1,240

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

North Shore, 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 8.16%
Average Renter Household Size 1.71
Average Household Size 2.08
Median Household Income $69,637 ±$9,031
Median Rent $871 ±$271
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.34% ± 48.28pp
Total Population 2,951

Population and Household Demographics

North Shore is a city in Franklin County, Virginia with a population of 2,951. There are 1,422 households in the city with an average household size of 2.08 persons. 8.16% of households in North Shore are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in North Shore

The median gross income for households in North Shore is $69,637 a year, or $5,803 a month. The median rent for the city is $871 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In North Shore, a household making less than $2,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.34% of households who rent are overburdened in North Shore.

Area Median Income In North Shore

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 North Shore, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In North Shore, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,000

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 North Shore

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 North Shore

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the North Shore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the North Shore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $38,900 $41,550 $44,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the North Shore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,550 $42,900 $48,250 $53,600 $57,900 $62,200 $66,500 $70,800