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Affordable Housing In Shenandoah County
Virginia

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shenandoah County

Echo Mountain Apartments

254 Lora Drive
Woodstock, Virginia
$611-851
1-3 BR

Massanutten Manor

100 Massanutten Manor Circle
Strasburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Charles Street Station

195 South Charles Street
Strasburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
2 BR

Woodstock Village I & II

405 North Water Street
Woodstock, Virginia
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Forest Glen Apartments

361 Forest Glen Ct
Strasburg, Virginia

Luther Crest

9138 N Congress St
New Market, Virginia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ridge Apartments I & II

170 E Reservoir Rd
Woodstock, Virginia

Congress Street

9171 N Congress St
New Market, Virginia

Shenandoah Commons

9157 N Congress St
New Market, Virginia

Crystal Chase

100 Rocky View Dr
Strasburg, Virginia

Housing Authorities that serve Shenandoah County

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 County, Virginia

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 565 affordable apartments for rent in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Shenandoah County, Virginia

Shenandoah County features 199 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 County, Virginia

There are 366 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shenandoah County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shenandoah County, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shenandoah County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $755 and $923.

2020 Shenandoah 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
Fair Market Rent $547 $637 $839 $1,201 $1,394
Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $573 to $701 $755 to $923 $1,081 to $1,321 $1,255 to $1,533

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shenandoah County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 565
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 199
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $49,406 ±$3,055
Median Rent $781 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.13% ± 5.75pp
Total Population 42,724

Population and Household Demographics

Shenandoah County is a county in Virginia with a population of 42,724. There are 17,096 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 27.37% of households in Shenandoah County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shenandoah County

The median gross income for households in Shenandoah County is $49,406 a year, or $4,117 a month. The median rent for the county is $781 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shenandoah County, a household making less than $2,603 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Shenandoah County.

Area Median Income In Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 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 Shenandoah County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $33,950 $36,700 $39,400 $42,100 $44,850
80% of Median $38,050 $43,450 $48,900 $54,300 $58,650 $63,000 $67,350 $71,700

Cities In Shenandoah County

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City Served By
Basye The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Basye are the Virginia Housing and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Edinburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edinburg are the Virginia Housing and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Maurertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maurertown are the Virginia Housing and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Mount Jackson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Jackson are the Virginia Housing and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
New Market The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Market are the Virginia Housing and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Strasburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Strasburg are the Virginia Housing and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Toms Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Toms Brook are the Virginia Housing and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Woodstock The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodstock are the Virginia Housing and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.