Affordable Housing In Elizabeth
Wirt County, West Virginia

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elizabeth

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835 Washington St
Elizabeth, West Virginia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ashton Pointe Apartments

142 Jefferson St
Elizabeth, West Virginia

Beverly Apartments

173 Washington St
Elizabeth, West Virginia
Subsidized

Ashton Pointe II

Franklin St
Elizabeth, West Virginia

Ashton Pointe Apartments

Jefferson St
Elizabeth, West Virginia

Ashton Pointe III

Mulberry and Mill Sts
Elizabeth, West Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth, West Virginia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elizabeth, West Virginia

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 136 affordable apartments for rent in Elizabeth, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Elizabeth, West Virginia

Elizabeth features 32 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 Elizabeth, West Virginia

There are 104 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elizabeth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elizabeth, West Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elizabeth landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Elizabeth.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elizabeth, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2022 Elizabeth, 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
Elizabeth, West Virginia Fair Market Rent $636 $645 $781 $1,043 $1,126
Elizabeth, West Virginia Payment Standard Range $572 to $700 $581 to $710 $703 to $859 $939 to $1,147 $1,013 to $1,239

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Elizabeth, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 136
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $31,691 ±$5,074
Median Rent $512 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.22% ± 17.3pp
Total Population 839

Population and Household Demographics

Elizabeth is a city in Wirt County, West Virginia with a population of 839. There are 342 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 42.11% of households in Elizabeth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elizabeth

The median gross income for households in Elizabeth is $31,691 a year, or $2,641 a month. The median rent for the city is $512 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elizabeth, a household making less than $1,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Elizabeth.

Area Median Income In Elizabeth

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 Elizabeth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wirt County.

In Elizabeth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,500

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 Elizabeth

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 Elizabeth

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Elizabeth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Elizabeth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Elizabeth AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,900 $43,300 $48,700 $54,100 $58,450 $62,800 $67,100 $71,450