Affordable Housing In Cameron
Marshall County, West Virginia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cameron

Carnation Place Apts.

Main St and Grapevine Ridge
Cameron, West Virginia

Pottery Terrace Apts.

Main St and Grapevine Ridge
Cameron, West Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cameron, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cameron, West Virginia

Housing Authority Programs
Parkersburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cameron, West Virginia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Cameron, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Cameron, West Virginia

Cameron features 64 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 Cameron, West Virginia

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cameron.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cameron, West Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cameron landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Cameron.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cameron, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $686 and $838.

2022 Cameron, 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
Cameron, West Virginia Fair Market Rent $539 $588 $762 $990 $1,140
Cameron, West Virginia Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $529 to $647 $686 to $838 $891 to $1,089 $1,026 to $1,254

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cameron, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $31,250 ±$7,140
Median Rent $639 ±$181
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.66% ± 29.45pp
Total Population 969

Population and Household Demographics

Cameron is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia with a population of 969. There are 379 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 24.54% of households in Cameron are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cameron

The median gross income for households in Cameron is $31,250 a year, or $2,604 a month. The median rent for the city is $639 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cameron, a household making less than $2,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Cameron.

Area Median Income In Cameron

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Cameron, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marshall County.

In Cameron, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,400

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 Cameron

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 Cameron

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cameron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,400 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cameron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,650 $29,300 $32,950 $36,600 $39,550 $42,500 $45,400 $48,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cameron AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,000 $46,850 $52,700 $58,550 $63,250 $67,950 $72,650 $77,300