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Affordable Housing In Northumberland County
Virginia

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Northumberland County

Church Street Station Studios

2000 Church Street
Norfolk, Virginia
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Northumberland County, Virginia

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Northumberland County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Northumberland County, Virginia

Northumberland 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 Northumberland County, Virginia

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Northumberland County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Northumberland County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Northumberland County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Northumberland County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Northumberland County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $714 and $872.

2021 Northumberland 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
Northumberland County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $534 $629 $793 $1,135 $1,171
Northumberland County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $481 to $587 $566 to $692 $714 to $872 $1,022 to $1,249 $1,054 to $1,288

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Northumberland County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.29%
Average Renter Household Size 1.58
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $51,885 ±$3,617
Median Rent $720 ±$133
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.13% ± 14.14pp
Total Population 12,304

Population and Household Demographics

Northumberland County is a county in Virginia with a population of 12,304. There are 5,861 households in the county with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 16.29% of households in Northumberland County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Northumberland County

The median gross income for households in Northumberland County is $51,885 a year, or $4,324 a month. The median rent for the county is $720 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Northumberland County, a household making less than $2,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Northumberland County.

Area Median Income In Northumberland 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 Northumberland County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,800

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 Northumberland 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 Northumberland County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Northumberland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Northumberland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Northumberland County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750