Affordable Housing In Onancock
Accomack County, Virginia

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Onancock

Pine Street Apartments

6 Carter St
Onancock, Virginia
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1-2 BR

Onancock Square

160 Jacob Street
Onancock, Virginia
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1-2 BR

Accomack Senior Village

4 Boundary Ave
Onancock, Virginia

Onancock Square

164 Jacob St
Onancock, Virginia
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Onancock, Virginia

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 202 affordable apartments for rent in Onancock, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Onancock, Virginia

Onancock features 132 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 Onancock, Virginia

There are 70 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Onancock.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Onancock, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Onancock, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $648 and $792.

2022 Onancock, 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
Onancock, Virginia Fair Market Rent $492 $632 $720 $1,001 $1,140
Onancock, Virginia Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $569 to $695 $648 to $792 $901 to $1,101 $1,026 to $1,254

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Onancock, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 202
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 132
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.29%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Average Household Size 1.86
Median Household Income $32,250 ±$9,950
Median Rent $732 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.39% ± 16.36pp
Total Population 1,214

Population and Household Demographics

Onancock is a city in Accomack County, Virginia with a population of 1,214. There are 649 households in the city with an average household size of 1.86 persons. 41.29% of households in Onancock are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Onancock

The median gross income for households in Onancock is $32,250 a year, or $2,688 a month. The median rent for the city is $732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Onancock, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Onancock.

Area Median Income In Onancock

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 Onancock, the AMI is calculated from all households within Accomack County.

In Onancock, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,200

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 Onancock

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 Onancock

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Onancock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,000 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,400 $44,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Onancock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,350 $26,700 $30,050 $33,350 $36,050 $38,700 $41,400 $44,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Onancock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450