Affordable Housing In Saxis
Accomack County, Virginia

Guide To Affordable Housing in Saxis, Virginia

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

Income Based Apartments in Saxis, Virginia

Saxis 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 Saxis, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saxis, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Saxis landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Saxis.

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

2022 Saxis, 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
Saxis, Virginia Fair Market Rent $492 $632 $720 $1,001 $1,140
Saxis, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Saxis, 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 21.1%
Average Renter Household Size 1.74
Average Household Size 1.82
Median Household Income $32,917 ±$12,675
Median Rent $650 ±$300
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 8.7% ± 91.89pp
Total Population 198

Population and Household Demographics

Saxis is a city in Accomack County, Virginia with a population of 198. There are 109 households in the city with an average household size of 1.82 persons. 21.1% of households in Saxis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saxis

The median gross income for households in Saxis is $32,917 a year, or $2,743 a month. The median rent for the city is $650 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saxis, a household making less than $2,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 8.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Saxis.

Area Median Income In Saxis

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

In Saxis, 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 Saxis

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 Saxis

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Saxis 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 Saxis 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 Saxis 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