Affordable Housing In South Hill
Mecklenburg County, Virginia

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In South Hill

Planters Woods Apartments

601 E Ferrell St
South Hill, Virginia
1-2 BR

Cross Creek

120 North Luneburg Avenue
South Hill, Virginia

Groom School Apartments

1050 Plank Road
South Hill, Virginia

Fox Run Apartments

601 Locust St
South Hill, Virginia

Mecklenburg Manor Apartments

719 E Ferrell St
South Hill, Virginia

Lakewood Apartments

Falls Rd And Jefrey Ln
South Hill, Virginia
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pine Wood Forest

881 Powell Dr
South Hill, Virginia
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Guide To Affordable Housing in South Hill, Virginia

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 349 affordable apartments for rent in South Hill, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in South Hill, Virginia

South Hill features 190 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 South Hill, Virginia

There are 159 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in South Hill.

Housing Choice Vouchers in South Hill, Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South Hill, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $647 and $791.

2022 South Hill, 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
South Hill, Virginia Fair Market Rent $491 $631 $719 $966 $1,005
South Hill, Virginia Payment Standard Range $442 to $540 $568 to $694 $647 to $791 $869 to $1,063 $905 to $1,106

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

South Hill, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 349
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 190
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $38,256 ±$8,305
Median Rent $760 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.14% ± 14.24pp
Total Population 4,566

Population and Household Demographics

South Hill is a city in Mecklenburg County, Virginia with a population of 4,566. There are 1,896 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 42.77% of households in South Hill are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South Hill

The median gross income for households in South Hill is $38,256 a year, or $3,188 a month. The median rent for the city is $760 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South Hill, a household making less than $2,533 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.14% of households who rent are overburdened in South Hill.

Area Median Income In South Hill

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 South Hill, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mecklenburg County.

In South Hill, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,700

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 South Hill

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 South Hill

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the South Hill 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 South Hill 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 South Hill 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