Affordable Housing In Suffolk
Virginia

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Suffolk

The Arbors at Shoulders Hill

5626 Shoulders Hill Rd
Suffolk, VA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

The Residences at October

2028 Freeney Avenue
Suffolk, VA
$700-799
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Villas at October

2028 Freeney Avenue
Suffolk, VA
$840-1,060
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

October Station

2028 Freeney Avenue
Suffolk, VA
$699-940
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Chuckatuck Square

5757 Godwin Blvd.
Suffolk, VA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Belleville Harbour Apartments

6000 Belleharbour Cir
Suffolk, VA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Bettie Davis

100 Dover Ct
Suffolk, VA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Belleville Meadows

5609 Plummer Blvd
Suffolk, VA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

The Orchards at Belleville Harbour

1050 Belle Orchard Ln
Suffolk, VA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Jays Place Group Home

1406 Blythewood Ln
Suffolk, VA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Suffolk

Housing Authority Programs
Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Suffolk, Virginia

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,718 affordable apartments for rent in Suffolk, Virginia. Suffolk features 1,026 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 692 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Suffolk.

Suffolk, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,718
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,026
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $65,499 ±$1,792
Median Rent $1,031 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.76% ± 4.22pp
Total Population 86,184

Population and Household Demographics

Suffolk is a City in Virginia with a population of 86,184. There are 30,990 households in the city with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 29.39% of households in Suffolk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Suffolk

The median gross income for households in Suffolk is $65,499 a year, or $5,458 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,031 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Suffolk, a household making less than $3,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Suffolk.1

Area Median Income In Suffolk

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 Suffolk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,300

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 Suffolk

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 Suffolk HUD Rental Assistance in Suffolk

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,700 $19,050 $21,450 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,800 $31,750 $35,700 $39,650 $42,850 $46,000 $49,200 $52,350
80% of Median $44,450 $50,800 $57,150 $63,450 $68,550 $73,650 $78,700 $83,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Suffolk

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2009, 7 low income apartment communities containing 488 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Suffolk by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Suffolk

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,800 $31,750 $35,700 $39,650 $42,850 $46,000 $49,200 $52,350
60% of Median $33,360 $38,100 $42,840 $47,580 $51,420 $55,200 $59,040 $62,820

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Suffolk is $42,840 a year, or $3,570 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,570 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,071 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $695 $744 $893 $1,031 $1,150 $1,269
60% $834 $893 $1,071 $1,238 $1,380 $1,523
Fair Market Rents in Suffolk

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$952 $958 $1,136 $1,603 $1,994