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Affordable Housing In Shenandoah
Page County, Virginia

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shenandoah

Autumn Ridge Apartments

404 Pocahontas Ave
Shenandoah, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Shenandoah

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Shenandoah County Department of Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shenandoah, Virginia

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 34 affordable apartments for rent in Shenandoah, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Shenandoah, Virginia

Shenandoah features 34 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 Shenandoah, Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shenandoah, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shenandoah, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $665 and $813.

2020 Shenandoah, 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 $499 $598 $739 $989 $1,174
Payment Standard Range $449 to $549 $538 to $658 $665 to $813 $890 to $1,088 $1,057 to $1,291

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Shenandoah, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 34
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 34
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $40,139 ±$7,625
Median Rent $770 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.69% ± 19.39pp
Total Population 2,412

Population and Household Demographics

Shenandoah is a city in Page County, Virginia with a population of 2,412. There are 1,011 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 27.99% of households in Shenandoah are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shenandoah

The median gross income for households in Shenandoah is $40,139 a year, or $3,345 a month. The median rent for the city is $770 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shenandoah, a household making less than $2,567 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Shenandoah.

Area Median Income In Shenandoah

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 Shenandoah, the AMI is calculated from all households within Page County.

In Shenandoah, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,000

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 Shenandoah

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 Shenandoah

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,050 $37,450 $39,900
50% of Median $21,150 $24,200 $27,200 $30,200 $32,650 $35,050 $37,450 $39,900
80% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800