Affordable Housing In Greenbrier County
West Virginia

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greenbrier County

Alderson Apartments

200 Maple Ave
Alderson, WV
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Laverne Apartments

25 Old Country Road
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Rainelle I

113 Poplar Rd
Rainelle, WV
Subsidized

Morgan Manor Apartments

354 Austin St
Lewisburg, WV
HCV Welcome

Tabor Tower

313 N Court St
Lewisburg, WV
Subsidized

Lewisburg Manor

344 N Court St
Lewisburg, WV
Subsidized

Shelly Leggett a CDC

Tripple Town Rd
Quinwood, WV
Subsidized

Rainelle 2 Apartments

116 Poplar Street
Rainelle, WV
Subsidized

Rupert 1 Apartments

1073 Anjean Road
Rupert, WV
Subsidized

Orient Hill Apartments

125 Hill Ridge Lane
Rainelle, WV
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Greenbrier County

Housing Authority Programs
Greenbrier County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greenbrier County, West Virginia

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 779 affordable apartments for rent in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Greenbrier County features 291 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 488 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greenbrier County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Greenbrier County, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 779
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 291
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $39,746 ±$2,836
Median Rent $630 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.67% ± 4.51pp
Total Population 35,666

Population and Household Demographics

Greenbrier County is a County in West Virginia with a population of 35,666. There are 15,339 households in the county with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 26.67% of households in Greenbrier County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greenbrier County

The median gross income for households in Greenbrier County is $39,746 a year, or $3,312 a month. The median rent for the county is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greenbrier County, a household making less than $2,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Greenbrier County.1

Area Median Income In Greenbrier 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 Greenbrier County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,100

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 Greenbrier 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 Greenbrier County HUD Rental Assistance in Greenbrier County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,300 $31,450 $33,650 $35,800
50% of Median $19,000 $21,700 $24,400 $27,100 $29,300 $31,450 $33,650 $35,800
80% of Median $30,350 $34,700 $39,050 $43,350 $46,850 $50,300 $53,800 $57,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Greenbrier County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2006, 6 low income apartment communities containing 272 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Greenbrier County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Greenbrier County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,000 $21,700 $24,400 $27,100 $29,300 $31,450 $33,650 $35,800
60% of Median $22,800 $26,040 $29,280 $32,520 $35,160 $37,740 $40,380 $42,960

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Greenbrier County is $29,280 a year, or $2,440 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,440 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $732 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $475 $509 $610 $705 $786 $868
60% $570 $611 $732 $846 $944 $1,042
Fair Market Rents in Greenbrier County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$614 $619 $731 $982 $1,137

Cities In Greenbrier County

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City Listings Served By
Alderson 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alderson is the Greenbrier County Housing Authority.
Lewisburg 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewisburg is the Greenbrier County Housing Authority.
Rupert 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rupert is the Greenbrier County Housing Authority.
Rainelle 4
White Sulphur Springs 3
Ronceverte 0
Quinwood 1
Fairlea 0
Falling Spring 0