Affordable Housing In Tazewell County
Virginia

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tazewell County

Crescent View Apartments

209 Neel Street
Bluefield, VA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Tazewell Square

504 Dogwood Rd
Tazewell, VA
HCV Welcome

Cumberland Mountain Home

PO Box 810
Cedar Bluff, VA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hunters Ridge Apartments

108 Carson Avenue
Richlands, VA

Sierra Springs Apartments

61 Maplewood Drive
Tazewell, VA
Subsidized

Aspen Square

61 Maplewood Drive
Tazewell, VA
HCV Welcome

Oxford Square

108 Carson Avenue
Richlands, VA

Tazewell Square

100 Tazewell Ave
Tazewell, VA
Subsidized

Centennial Heights

212 Fairfax Ave
Richlands, VA

Hillside

508 Dogwood Rd
Tazewell, VA
HCV Welcome
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,113 affordable apartments for rent in Tazewell County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 604 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Tazewell County, HUD housing programs support 108 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 509 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Tazewell County

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Clinch Valley Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tazewell County, Virginia

Tazewell County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 1,113
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 604
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Total Population 43,870
Housing Units 17,832
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $37,664 ±$1,874
Median Rent $585 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.55% ± 5.32pp

Population and Household Demographics

Tazewell County is a County in Virginia with a population of 43,870. There are 17,832 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 24.64% of households in Tazewell County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tazewell County

The median gross income for households in Tazewell County is $37,664 a year, or $3,139 a month. The median rent for the county is $585 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tazewell County, a household making less than $1,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Tazewell County.1

Area Median Income In Tazewell 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 Tazewell County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,200

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 Tazewell 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 Tazewell County HUD Rental Assistance in Tazewell County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,300 $35,600 $37,900
50% of Median $20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $28,700 $31,000 $33,300 $35,600 $37,900
80% of Median $32,150 $36,750 $41,350 $45,900 $49,600 $53,250 $56,950 $60,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Tazewell County

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

From 1990 to 2010, 5 low income apartment communities containing 323 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tazewell County 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 Tazewell County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $28,700 $31,000 $33,300 $35,600 $37,900
60% of Median $24,120 $27,600 $31,020 $34,440 $37,200 $39,960 $42,720 $45,480

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 Tazewell County is $31,020 a year, or $2,585 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,585 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $776 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% $503 $539 $646 $746 $833 $919
60% $603 $647 $776 $896 $999 $1,103
Fair Market Rents in Tazewell County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$473 $561 $704 $882 $1,237

Cities In Tazewell County

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City Listings Served By
Richlands 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Richlands are the Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Cedar Bluff 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cedar Bluff are the Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Bluefield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bluefield are the Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Tazewell 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tazewell are the Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Claypool Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Claypool Hill are the Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Springville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Springville are the Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Gratton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gratton are the Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Pocahontas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pocahontas are the Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing Development Authority.