Affordable Housing In Roanoke County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Roanoke County

Blue Ridge Manor Apartments

201A Laurel Hill Dr
Vinton, Virginia
2-3 BR
Market Rate

Clearview Manor Apartments

1150 Vinyard Rd
Vinton, Virginia

Northampton Apartments

1541 Wyndham Dr
Vinton, Virginia

A. Porters Haven

1701 Saunja Cir
Vinton, Virginia
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Roanoke County, Virginia

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 332 affordable apartments for rent in Roanoke County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Roanoke County, Virginia

Roanoke County features 332 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 Roanoke County, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Roanoke County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Roanoke County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Roanoke County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Roanoke County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $791 and $967.

2022 Roanoke 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
Roanoke County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $617 $700 $879 $1,187 $1,316
Roanoke County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $555 to $679 $630 to $770 $791 to $967 $1,068 to $1,306 $1,184 to $1,448

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Roanoke County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 332
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 332
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $60,519 ±$2,016
Median Rent $872 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.66% ± 4.11pp
Total Population 93,633

Population and Household Demographics

Roanoke County is a county in Virginia with a population of 93,633. There are 38,164 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 25.33% of households in Roanoke County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Roanoke County

The median gross income for households in Roanoke County is $60,519 a year, or $5,043 a month. The median rent for the county is $872 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Roanoke County, a household making less than $2,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Roanoke County.

Area Median Income In Roanoke 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 Roanoke County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,400

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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Roanoke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $18,800 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Roanoke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Roanoke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800

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