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Affordable Housing In Strasburg
Shenandoah County, Virginia

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Strasburg

Massanutten Manor

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

Charles Street Station

195 South Charles Street
Strasburg, Virginia
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2 BR

Forest Glen Apartments

361 Forest Glen Ct
Strasburg, Virginia

Crystal Chase

100 Rocky View Dr
Strasburg, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Strasburg

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Shenandoah County Department of Social Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Strasburg, Virginia

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 247 affordable apartments for rent in Strasburg, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Strasburg, Virginia

Strasburg features 113 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 Strasburg, Virginia

There are 134 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Strasburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Strasburg, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Strasburg landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Strasburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Strasburg, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $755 and $923.

2020 Strasburg, 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
Fair Market Rent $547 $637 $839 $1,201 $1,394
Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $573 to $701 $755 to $923 $1,081 to $1,321 $1,255 to $1,533

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Strasburg, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 247
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 113
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $50,676 ±$7,159
Median Rent $905 ±$157
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.46% ± 17.01pp
Total Population 6,506

Population and Household Demographics

Strasburg is a city in Shenandoah County, Virginia with a population of 6,506. There are 2,764 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 36.94% of households in Strasburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Strasburg

The median gross income for households in Strasburg is $50,676 a year, or $4,223 a month. The median rent for the city is $905 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Strasburg, a household making less than $3,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Strasburg.

Area Median Income In Strasburg

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 Strasburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shenandoah County.

In Strasburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 Strasburg

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 Strasburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,800 $27,200 $30,600 $33,950 $36,700 $39,400 $42,100 $44,850
80% of Median $38,050 $43,450 $48,900 $54,300 $58,650 $63,000 $67,350 $71,700