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Affordable Housing In Williamsburg

Waiting List Openings In Williamsburg

Waiting ListStatus
James City County Office of Housing Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Williamsburg

Rolling Meadows

4906 Grand Strand Dr
Williamsburg, Virginia
2-3 BR

The Arbors at Towne Park

101 Roscoe Crossing
Williamsburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR


226 Burtonwood Drive
Williamsburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
2 BR

Lafayette Family Apartments

121 Lafayette Blvd
Williamsburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Lafayette Square

121 Lafayette Blvd
Williamsburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Lafayette Elderly Apartments

121 Lafayette Blvd
Williamsburg, Virginia
Call For Rent
1 BR


150 Carriage Rd
Williamsburg, Virginia
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woods Of Williamsburg

110 Dehaven Ct Ofc C
Williamsburg, Virginia

Longhill Grove

3800 Hill Grove Ln
Williamsburg, Virginia

Station at Norge

7721 Croaker Rd
Williamsburg, Virginia

Housing Authorities that serve Williamsburg

Housing Authority Programs
Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Public Housing
James City County Office of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Virginia Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Williamsburg, Virginia

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 949 affordable apartments for rent in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg features 331 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 Williamsburg, Virginia

There are 618 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Williamsburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Williamsburg, Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Williamsburg landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Williamsburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Williamsburg, Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,032 and $1,262.

2021 Williamsburg, 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 $960 $972 $1,147 $1,618 $1,986
Payment Standard Range $864 to $1,056 $875 to $1,069 $1,032 to $1,262 $1,456 to $1,780 $1,787 to $2,185

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Williamsburg, VA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 949
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 331
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $48,639 ±$4,653
Median Rent $1,093 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.04% ± 7.33pp
Total Population 14,754

Population and Household Demographics

Williamsburg is a city in Virginia with a population of 14,754. There are 4,538 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 54.03% of households in Williamsburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Williamsburg

The median gross income for households in Williamsburg is $48,639 a year, or $4,053 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,093 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Williamsburg, a household making less than $3,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Williamsburg.

Area Median Income In Williamsburg

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 Williamsburg, 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 Williamsburg

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 Williamsburg

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