Affordable Housing In Williamsburg
12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Williamsburg
Housing Authorities that serve Williamsburg
|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|
|Williamsburg, Virginia Fair Market Rent||$960||$972||$1,147||$1,618||$1,986|
|Williamsburg, Virginia 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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 $84,500
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Williamsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Williamsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Williamsburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.