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Affordable Housing In Vansant
Buchanan County, Virginia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vansant


State Hwy 620
Vansant, Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Vansant

Housing Authority Programs
Buchanan County Board of Supervisors Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vansant, Virginia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Vansant, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Vansant, Virginia

Vansant features 0 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 Vansant, Virginia

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vansant.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vansant, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Vansant landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Vansant.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vansant, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $631 and $771.

2021 Vansant, 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
Vansant, Virginia Fair Market Rent $601 $615 $701 $880 $951
Vansant, Virginia Payment Standard Range $541 to $661 $554 to $677 $631 to $771 $792 to $968 $856 to $1,046

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Vansant, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 1.76
Median Household Income $21,715 ±$5,956
Median Rent $727 ±$158
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.47% ± 33.52pp
Total Population 389

Population and Household Demographics

Vansant is a city in Buchanan County, Virginia with a population of 389. There are 221 households in the city with an average household size of 1.76 persons. 57.92% of households in Vansant are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vansant

The median gross income for households in Vansant is $21,715 a year, or $1,810 a month. The median rent for the city is $727 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vansant, a household making less than $2,423 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Vansant.

Area Median Income In Vansant

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 Vansant, the AMI is calculated from all households within Buchanan County.

In Vansant, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,100

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 Vansant

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 Vansant

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Vansant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Vansant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Vansant AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050