Affordable Housing In Washington County

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Abingdon Terrace Apartments

530 Lowry Dr SW
Abingdon, Virginia

Abingdon Green Apartments

290 Senior Dr NE
Abingdon, Virginia

Oak Knoll Apartments

115 Backer Ln
Damascus, Virginia

Washington Court Apartments

262 Stone Mill Rd SW
Abingdon, Virginia

Woods Landing Apartments

615 Mock Avenue
Damascus, Virginia

Settlers Point

32140 Plymouth Ct #700
Damascus, Virginia


19274 Elementary Dr
Abingdon, Virginia

Kings Mountian

170 A St SE
Abingdon, Virginia

Riverside Place

505 S Shady Ave
Damascus, Virginia

Whites Mill Point

15379 Whites Mill Rd
Abingdon, Virginia

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Virginia

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 413 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Virginia

Washington County features 291 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 Washington County, Virginia

There are 122 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Washington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $632 and $772.

2022 Washington County, 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
Washington County, Virginia Fair Market Rent $524 $546 $702 $920 $1,012
Washington County, Virginia Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $491 to $601 $632 to $772 $828 to $1,012 $911 to $1,113

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Washington County, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 413
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 291
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $43,310 ±$1,910
Median Rent $614 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.04% ± 5.52pp
Total Population 54,759

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Virginia with a population of 54,759. There are 22,673 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 23.82% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $43,310 a year, or $3,609 a month. The median rent for the county is $614 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,047 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Washington 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000

Cities In Washington County

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City Served By
Abingdon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abingdon is the Abingdon Redevelopment And Housing Authority.
Glade Spring
Meadow View