Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Bluefield, WV

Discover affordable housing in Bluefield where there are 6+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Tremont Park

400 Tremont Park Circle, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

West Virginian Manor

415 Federal Street, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

Pauli Heights Apartments

230 Pauli Heights Pl, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

Kennedy Center Lp

524 Federal St, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

Tiffany Manor

1600 Hill Ave, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

Case Kennedy Center

525 Bland St, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Colleen Carter

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Bluefield, West Virginia
$7.31 (+84%) more than West Virginia minimum wage and $8.81 (+122%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Bluefield, West 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Bluefield, West Virginia.

Go to the West Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bluefield.

How many renters live in Bluefield, West Virginia?

The City of Bluefield has 9,619 people living in 4,090 households.

There are 4,057 renters living in 1,721 renter households in this City. Renters make up 42.18 percent of the population living in Bluefield.

What is the rental market like in Bluefield, West Virginia?

There are an estimated 4,910 housing units in the Bluefield area. Of these, 1,857 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Bluefield, West Virginia, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Bluefield?

The rental vacancy rate in Bluefield is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Bluefield for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bluefield
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
245 173 537 501 246
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Bluefield

A large number of apartments in Bluefield have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Bluefield are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 31 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 10 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Bluefield

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $575 to $1,250. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $575
One BR $690
Two BR $848
Three BR $1,165
Four BR $1,250
2024 Fair Market Rents in Bluefield, West Virginia

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Bluefield?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 216 88 percent
One BR 133 77 percent
Two BR 346 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Bluefield, West Virginia

How many affordable rental units are in Bluefield?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Bluefield, West Virginia including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 28
Public Housing 163
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 150
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Bluefield, West Virginia

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Bluefield, West Virginia

Bluefield features 349 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 Bluefield, West Virginia

There are 112 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bluefield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bluefield, West Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bluefield, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $763 and $933.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.