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Affordable Housing In Smyth County

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smyth County

Marion Manor

1001 Marion Manor Drive
Marion, Virginia
2 BR
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Smyth County, Virginia

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 91 affordable apartments for rent in Smyth County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Smyth County, Virginia

Smyth 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 Smyth County, Virginia

There are 91 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smyth County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Smyth County, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smyth County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $631 and $771.

2021 Smyth 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
Smyth County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $472 $562 $701 $896 $1,113
Smyth County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $425 to $519 $506 to $618 $631 to $771 $806 to $986 $1,002 to $1,224

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Smyth County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 91
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $37,983 ±$1,553
Median Rent $574 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.48% ± 6.34pp
Total Population 31,734

Population and Household Demographics

Smyth County is a county in Virginia with a population of 31,734. There are 12,795 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 30.11% of households in Smyth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Smyth County

The median gross income for households in Smyth County is $37,983 a year, or $3,165 a month. The median rent for the county is $574 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smyth County, a household making less than $1,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Smyth County.

Area Median Income In Smyth 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 Smyth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,400

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 Smyth 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 Smyth County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Smyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Smyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Smyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050