Affordable Housing In Norton

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Norton

Cananche Creek Apartments

230 Virginia Ave NE
Norton, Virginia

Shawnee Ridge Apartments

250 Virginia Ave NE
Norton, Virginia

Norton Green Apartments

380 14th St NW
Norton, Virginia

Regency Towers

200 6th St NW
Norton, Virginia

Norton Heights Apts

520 Alexander Street
Norton, Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Norton, 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 Norton, Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Norton, Virginia

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 352 affordable apartments for rent in Norton, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Norton, Virginia

Norton features 314 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 Norton, Virginia

There are 38 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Norton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Norton, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Norton, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $632 and $772.

2022 Norton, 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
Norton, Virginia Fair Market Rent $479 $574 $702 $941 $952
Norton, Virginia Payment Standard Range $431 to $527 $517 to $631 $632 to $772 $847 to $1,035 $857 to $1,047

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Norton, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 352
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 314
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $27,731 ±$9,027
Median Rent $557 ±$86
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.57% ± 15.38pp
Total Population 4,007

Population and Household Demographics

Norton is a city in Virginia with a population of 4,007. There are 1,783 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 49.07% of households in Norton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Norton

The median gross income for households in Norton is $27,731 a year, or $2,311 a month. The median rent for the city is $557 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Norton, a household making less than $1,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Norton.

Area Median Income In Norton

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 Norton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,000

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 Norton

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 Norton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Norton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Norton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Norton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050