Springfield, Virginia Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 182 income based apartments in Springfield where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 347 affordable apartments in Springfield that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Springfield, Virginia

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Springfield. Go to the Virginia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Springfield.

Greene Hill Estates

7600 Creedmor Dr
Springfield, Virginia
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Pathway Homes

6215 Pioneer Dr
Springfield, Virginia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hartwood Terrace

5407 Southampton Dr
Springfield, Virginia
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Westminster Oaks

8200 Beech Monarch Ct
Springfield, Virginia
Rent Assisted

Cla Homes I

6916 Vancouver Rd
Springfield, Virginia
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Springfield Crossing ( Aka Springfield Metro I and II )

6704 Metropolitan Center Dr
Springfield, Virginia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Springfield

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City Apartments
Reston, VA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Reston.
Herndon, VA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Herndon.
Lorton, VA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Lorton.
Burke, VA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Burke.
Centreville, VA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Centreville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Springfield, Virginia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Homeownership
Go to the Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Springfield.

Springfield, Virginia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Springfield, Virginia

Springfield features 182 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 Springfield, Virginia

There are 347 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Springfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Springfield, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Springfield landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Springfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Springfield, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,654 and $2,022.

2023 Springfield, 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
Springfield, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,589 $1,615 $1,838 $2,299 $2,742
Springfield, Virginia Payment Standard Range $1,430 to $1,748 $1,454 to $1,777 $1,654 to $2,022 $2,069 to $2,529 $2,468 to $3,016

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Springfield, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 529
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 182
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.49%
Average Renter Household Size 3.33
Average Household Size 3.13
Median Household Income $103,971 ±$22,942
Median Rent $1,485 ±$255
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.82% ± 24.29pp
Total Population 6,825

Population and Household Demographics

Springfield is a city in Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of 6,825. There are 2,178 households in the city with an average household size of 3.13 persons. 21.49% of households in Springfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Springfield

The median gross income for households in Springfield is $103,971 a year, or $8,664 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,485 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Springfield, a household making less than $4,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Springfield.

Area Median Income In Springfield

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 Springfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fairfax County.

In Springfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,300

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 Springfield

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 Springfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Springfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Springfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Springfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800