Affordable Housing In Petersburg
27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Petersburg
Housing Authorities that serve Petersburg
|Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Central Virginia Resource Corporation - Prince George||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Petersburg, Virginia
There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,280 affordable apartments for rent in Petersburg, Virginia.
Income Based Apartments in Petersburg, Virginia
Petersburg features 1,062 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 Petersburg, Virginia
There are 1,218 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Petersburg.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Petersburg, Virginia
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Petersburg landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Petersburg.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Petersburg, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $955 and $1,167.
2020 Petersburg, 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$899||$932||$1,061||$1,410||$1,686|
|Payment Standard Range||$809 to $989||$839 to $1,025||$955 to $1,167||$1,269 to $1,551||$1,517 to $1,855|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Petersburg, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||27|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,280|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,062|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||58.6%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.36|
|Average Household Size||2.44|
|Median Household Income||$31,798 ±$1,732|
|Median Rent||$842 ±$22|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||54.81% ± 4.52pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Petersburg is a city in Virginia with a population of 32,123. There are 12,803 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 58.6% of households in Petersburg are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Petersburg
The median gross income for households in Petersburg is $31,798 a year, or $2,650 a month. The median rent for the city is $842 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Petersburg, a household making less than $2,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Petersburg.
Area Median Income In Petersburg
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 Petersburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,400
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 Petersburg
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 Petersburg
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$18,150||$20,750||$23,350||$25,900||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$30,250||$34,600||$38,900||$43,200||$46,700||$50,150||$53,600||$57,050|
|80% of Median||$48,400||$55,300||$62,200||$69,100||$74,650||$80,200||$85,700||$91,250|