Affordable Housing In Stafford County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stafford County
Housing Authorities that serve Stafford County
|Virginia Housing||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Central Virginia Housing Coalition||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Stafford County, Virginia
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,055 affordable apartments for rent in Stafford County, Virginia.
Income Based Apartments in Stafford County, Virginia
Stafford County features 131 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 Stafford County, Virginia
There are 924 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stafford County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Stafford County, Virginia
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stafford County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Stafford County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stafford County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,589 and $1,942.
2021 Stafford 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|
|Stafford County, Virginia Fair Market Rent||$1,513||$1,548||$1,765||$2,263||$2,742|
|Stafford County, Virginia Payment Standard Range||$1,362 to $1,664||$1,393 to $1,703||$1,589 to $1,942||$2,037 to $2,489||$2,468 to $3,016|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Stafford County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,055|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||131|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||23.25%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.04|
|Average Household Size||3.08|
|Median Household Income||$97,144 ±$2,422|
|Median Rent||$1,445 ±$42|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||51.98% ± 4.6pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Stafford County is a county in Virginia with a population of 137,145. There are 43,405 households in the county with an average household size of 3.08 persons. 23.25% of households in Stafford County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Stafford County
The median gross income for households in Stafford County is $97,144 a year, or $8,095 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,445 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stafford County, a household making less than $4,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Stafford County.
Area Median Income In Stafford 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 Stafford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $126,000
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 Stafford 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 Stafford County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stafford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Stafford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Stafford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Stafford County
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|Aquia Harbour||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Aquia Harbour are the Central Virginia Housing Coalition and Virginia Housing.|
|Boswell's Corner||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boswell's Corner are the Central Virginia Housing Coalition and Virginia Housing.|
|Falmouth||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Falmouth are the Central Virginia Housing Coalition and Virginia Housing.|
|Southern Gateway||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Southern Gateway are the Central Virginia Housing Coalition and Virginia Housing.|
|Stafford||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stafford are the Central Virginia Housing Coalition and Virginia Housing.|
|Stafford Courthouse||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stafford Courthouse are the Central Virginia Housing Coalition and Virginia Housing.|