Affordable Housing In Shenandoah County
Virginia

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shenandoah County

Echo Mountain Apartments

254 Lora Drive
Woodstock, VA
$611-851
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Massanutten Manor

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

Charles Street Station

195 South Charles Street
Strasburg, VA
Call For Rent
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Woodstock Village I & II

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

Forest Glen Apartments

361 Forest Glen Ct
Strasburg, VA

Luther Crest

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

Ridge Apartments I & II

170 E Reservoir Rd
Woodstock, VA
HCV Welcome

Congress Street

9171 N Congress St
New Market, VA
HCV Welcome

Shenandoah Commons

9157 N Congress St
New Market, VA
HCV Welcome

Crystal Chase

100 Rocky View Dr
Strasburg, VA
HCV Welcome

There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 565 affordable apartments for rent in Shenandoah County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 199 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Shenandoah County, HUD housing programs support 113 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 366 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Shenandoah County

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Development Authority 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

Shenandoah County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 565
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 199
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Total Population 42,724
Housing Units 17,096
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $49,406 ±$3,055
Median Rent $781 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.13% ± 5.75pp

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.1

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 $63,300

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 Shenandoah County 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 $13,300 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $41,800
50% of Median $22,200 $25,350 $28,500 $31,650 $34,200 $36,750 $39,250 $41,800
80% of Median $35,500 $40,550 $45,600 $50,650 $54,750 $58,800 $62,850 $66,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Shenandoah County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2005, 11 low income apartment communities containing 502 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Shenandoah County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Shenandoah County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,200 $25,350 $28,500 $31,650 $34,200 $36,750 $39,250 $41,800
60% of Median $26,640 $30,420 $34,200 $37,980 $41,040 $44,100 $47,100 $50,160

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Shenandoah County is $34,200 a year, or $2,850 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,850 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $855 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $555 $594 $713 $823 $919 $1,013
60% $666 $713 $855 $988 $1,103 $1,216
Fair Market Rents in Shenandoah County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$529 $623 $824 $1,166 $1,360

Cities In Shenandoah County

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City Listings Served By
New Market 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Market are the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Strasburg 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Strasburg are the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Woodstock 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodstock are the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Edinburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edinburg are the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Mount Jackson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Jackson are the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Toms Brook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Toms Brook are the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Basye 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Basye are the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.
Maurertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maurertown are the Virginia Housing Development Authority and Shenandoah County Department of Social Services.