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Affordable Housing In Powhatan County
Virginia

Housing Authorities that serve Powhatan County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Virginia Resource Corporation - Main Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Powhatan County, Virginia

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Powhatan County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Powhatan County, Virginia

Powhatan 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 Powhatan County, Virginia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Powhatan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Powhatan County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Powhatan County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Powhatan County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Powhatan County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,047 and $1,279.

2021 Powhatan 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
Powhatan County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $993 $1,020 $1,163 $1,538 $1,840
Powhatan County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $894 to $1,092 $918 to $1,122 $1,047 to $1,279 $1,384 to $1,692 $1,656 to $2,024

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Powhatan County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $77,896 ±$3,407
Median Rent $970 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.12% ± 10.73pp
Total Population 28,207

Population and Household Demographics

Powhatan County is a county in Virginia with a population of 28,207. There are 9,730 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 12.65% of households in Powhatan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Powhatan County

The median gross income for households in Powhatan County is $77,896 a year, or $6,491 a month. The median rent for the county is $970 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Powhatan County, a household making less than $3,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Powhatan County.

Area Median Income In Powhatan 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 Powhatan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,400

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 Powhatan 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 Powhatan County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Powhatan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,800 $21,450 $24,150 $26,800 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Powhatan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,300 $35,800 $40,250 $44,700 $48,300 $51,900 $55,450 $59,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Powhatan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,050 $57,200 $64,350 $71,500 $77,250 $82,950 $88,700 $94,400