Affordable Housing In Braxton County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Braxton County
Housing Authorities that serve Braxton County
|Housing Authority of Raleigh County||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Braxton County, West Virginia
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 199 affordable apartments for rent in Braxton County, West Virginia.
Income Based Apartments in Braxton County, West Virginia
Braxton County features 87 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 Braxton County, West Virginia
There are 112 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Braxton County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Braxton County, West Virginia
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Braxton County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Braxton County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Braxton County, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $596 and $728.
2020 Braxton County, West 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||$556||$582||$662||$923||$1,072|
|Payment Standard Range||$500 to $612||$524 to $640||$596 to $728||$831 to $1,015||$965 to $1,179|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Braxton County, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||199|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||87|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||25.06%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.53|
|Average Household Size||2.51|
|Median Household Income||$32,750 ±$4,420|
|Median Rent||$488 ±$41|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||34.8% ± 6.48pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Braxton County is a county in West Virginia with a population of 14,466. There are 5,607 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 25.06% of households in Braxton County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Braxton County
The median gross income for households in Braxton County is $32,750 a year, or $2,729 a month. The median rent for the county is $488 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Braxton County, a household making less than $1,627 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Braxton County.
Area Median Income In Braxton 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 Braxton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,900
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 Braxton 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 Braxton County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,760||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,200||$32,450||$34,700||$36,900|
|50% of Median||$19,600||$22,400||$25,200||$27,950||$30,200||$32,450||$34,700||$36,900|
|80% of Median||$31,300||$35,800||$40,250||$44,700||$48,300||$51,900||$55,450||$59,050|
Cities In Braxton County
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|Burnsville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burnsville is the Housing Authority of Raleigh County.|
|Flatwoods||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flatwoods is the Housing Authority of Raleigh County.|
|Gassaway||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gassaway is the Housing Authority of Raleigh County.|
|Sutton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sutton is the Housing Authority of Raleigh County.|