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Affordable Housing In Rockingham County
Virginia

Housing Authorities that serve Rockingham County

Housing Authority Programs
Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockingham County, Virginia

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

Income Based Apartments in Rockingham County, Virginia

Rockingham 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 Rockingham County, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rockingham County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rockingham County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rockingham County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rockingham County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $834 and $1,020.

2021 Rockingham 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
Rockingham County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $699 $703 $927 $1,207 $1,605
Rockingham County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $629 to $769 $633 to $773 $834 to $1,020 $1,086 to $1,328 $1,445 to $1,766

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Rockingham 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 24.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $53,744 ±$1,500
Median Rent $809 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.97% ± 4.74pp
Total Population 77,785

Population and Household Demographics

Rockingham County is a county in Virginia with a population of 77,785. There are 29,625 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 24.22% of households in Rockingham County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockingham County

The median gross income for households in Rockingham County is $53,744 a year, or $4,479 a month. The median rent for the county is $809 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockingham County, a household making less than $2,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockingham County.

Area Median Income In Rockingham 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 Rockingham County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,700

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 Rockingham 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 Rockingham County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rockingham County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rockingham County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rockingham County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250

Cities In Rockingham County

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City Served By
Broadway The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Broadway are the Virginia Housing, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Albemarle County Office of Housing.
Elkton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elkton are the Virginia Housing, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Albemarle County Office of Housing.
Grottoes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grottoes is the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Timberville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Timberville are the Virginia Housing, Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Albemarle County Office of Housing.