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Affordable Housing In Northampton County
Virginia

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Northampton County

Peter Cartwright Manor

4061 Willis Wharf Rd
Exmore, Virginia
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Exmore Village

12305 Rue Ct
Exmore, Virginia
$700
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Bayview Heritage Gardens

P.O. Box 942
Cheriton, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Aps Freedom Apartments

11400 Occohannock Neck Rd
Exmore, Virginia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Seabreeze Apartments

200 Washington Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia
Subsidized

Heritage Acres VI

815 Randolph Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Culls Woods

Blue Bird Rd
Cheriton, Virginia

Dogwood View Apartments

10147 Silas Ct
Exmore, Virginia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Road Village

3208 Thurgood Marshall Rd
Exmore, Virginia
Subsidized

Accomack Northhampton Housing

7500 Cooper Smith Lane
Nassawadox, Virginia

Guide To Affordable Housing in Northampton County, Virginia

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 577 affordable apartments for rent in Northampton County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Northampton County, Virginia

Northampton County features 378 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 Northampton County, Virginia

There are 165 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Northampton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Northampton County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Northampton County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Northampton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Northampton County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $723 and $883.

2021 Northampton 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
Northampton County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $541 $704 $803 $1,098 $1,118
Northampton County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $487 to $595 $634 to $774 $723 to $883 $988 to $1,208 $1,006 to $1,230

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Northampton County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 577
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 378
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $35,055 ±$2,997
Median Rent $694 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.7% ± 6.14pp
Total Population 12,184

Population and Household Demographics

Northampton County is a county in Virginia with a population of 12,184. There are 5,248 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 31.14% of households in Northampton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Northampton County

The median gross income for households in Northampton County is $35,055 a year, or $2,921 a month. The median rent for the county is $694 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Northampton County, a household making less than $2,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Northampton County.

Area Median Income In Northampton 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 Northampton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,100

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 Northampton 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 Northampton County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Northampton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,900 $37,300 $39,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Northampton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,050 $24,050 $27,050 $30,050 $32,500 $34,900 $37,300 $39,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Northampton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,700 $38,500 $43,300 $48,100 $51,950 $55,800 $59,650 $63,500

Cities In Northampton County

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Cape Charles
Cheriton
Eastville
Exmore
Nassawadox