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Affordable Housing In Suffolk

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Suffolk

Kings Landing Apartments

1000 Litton Ln
Suffolk, Virginia

Cypress Manor

900 Davis Blvd
Suffolk, Virginia

Parker Riddick Apartments

1 Stacey Dr
Suffolk, Virginia

Lynnhill Commons II

116 Nancy Dr
Suffolk, Virginia

Colander Bishop Meadows

925 Brook Ave
Suffolk, Virginia

Hoffler Apartments

2210 E Washington St
Suffolk, Virginia

Chorey Park

804 W Constance Rd
Suffolk, Virginia

Wellons Street Project

401 Wellons St
Suffolk, Virginia

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

There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,718 affordable apartments for rent in Suffolk, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Suffolk, Virginia

Suffolk features 1,026 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 Suffolk, Virginia

There are 692 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Suffolk.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Suffolk, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Suffolk landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Suffolk.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Suffolk, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,022 and $1,250.

2020 Suffolk, 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 $952 $958 $1,136 $1,603 $1,994
Payment Standard Range $857 to $1,047 $862 to $1,054 $1,022 to $1,250 $1,443 to $1,763 $1,795 to $2,193

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

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.

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 $82,500

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 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 $17,350 $19,800 $22,300 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,900 $33,000 $37,150 $41,250 $44,550 $47,850 $51,150 $54,450
80% of Median $46,200 $52,800 $59,400 $66,000 $71,300 $76,600 $81,850 $87,150