Affordable Housing In Virginia Beach
Virginia

Affordable Housing programs support 1,564 income based apartments in Virginia Beach where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,907 affordable apartments in Virginia Beach that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Virginia Beach, Virginia

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Virginia Beach. Go to the Virginia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Virginia Beach.

Atlantis Apartments

999 Atlantis Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Greenlakes

3218 Green Lakes Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia
$699-1,022
1-4 BR
Affordable

The Renaissance

5130 Leonardo Way
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Seaside Harbor

1801 Mediterranean Avenue 5
Virginia Beach, Virginia
$735-1,010
1-3 BR
Accessible
Accessible
Affordable

Two Hundred West Apartment Homes

200 Price Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 BR
Accessible
Accessible
Rent Assisted

Friendship Village Apartments

1235 Friendship Sq
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Rent Assisted

Tranquility at the Lakes

5827 Burton Station Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Accessible
62+
Rent Assisted
Affordable

Lynnhaven Landing Apartments

352 Fernwood Ct Ofc 101
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Summer Haven

800 Baker Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 BR
Affordable

Sands Apartments

6405 Auburn Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Virginia Beach, Virginia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach, Virginia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach features 1,564 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 Virginia Beach, Virginia

There are 2,907 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Virginia Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Virginia Beach, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Virginia Beach landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Virginia Beach.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Virginia Beach, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,196 and $1,462.

2023 Virginia Beach, 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
Virginia Beach, Virginia Fair Market Rent $1,116 $1,137 $1,329 $1,857 $2,264
Virginia Beach, Virginia Payment Standard Range $1,004 to $1,228 $1,023 to $1,251 $1,196 to $1,462 $1,671 to $2,043 $2,038 to $2,490

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Virginia Beach, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 4,723
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,564
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $66,634 ±$918
Median Rent $1,236 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.7% ± 1.76pp
Total Population 448,290

Population and Household Demographics

Virginia Beach is a city in Virginia with a population of 448,290. There are 166,242 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 36.48% of households in Virginia Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Virginia Beach

The median gross income for households in Virginia Beach is $66,634 a year, or $5,553 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,236 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Virginia Beach, a household making less than $4,120 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Virginia Beach.

Area Median Income In Virginia Beach

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 Virginia Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,500

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 Virginia Beach

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 Virginia Beach

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Virginia Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,650 $22,450 $25,250 $28,050 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Virginia Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,750 $37,400 $42,100 $46,750 $50,500 $54,250 $58,000 $61,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Virginia Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,400 $59,850 $67,350 $74,800 $80,800 $86,800 $92,800 $98,750