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Affordable Housing In Hurricane
Putnam County, West Virginia

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hurricane

Maury Village

1064 Mt Vernon
Hurricane, West Virginia
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Willow Tree Village

100 Willow Tree Way
Hurricane, West Virginia

Sable Point II

145 Sable Point Dr
Hurricane, West Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Hurricane

Housing Authority Programs
Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hurricane, West Virginia

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 216 affordable apartments for rent in Hurricane, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Hurricane, West Virginia

Hurricane features 88 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 Hurricane, West Virginia

There are 128 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hurricane.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hurricane, West Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hurricane landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hurricane.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hurricane, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $816 and $998.

2021 Hurricane, 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 $655 $694 $907 $1,177 $1,413
Payment Standard Range $590 to $721 $625 to $763 $816 to $998 $1,059 to $1,295 $1,272 to $1,554

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hurricane, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 216
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.98%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $52,347 ±$10,913
Median Rent $703 ±$180
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 21.24pp
Total Population 6,388

Population and Household Demographics

Hurricane is a city in Putnam County, West Virginia with a population of 6,388. There are 2,452 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 27.98% of households in Hurricane are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hurricane

The median gross income for households in Hurricane is $52,347 a year, or $4,362 a month. The median rent for the city is $703 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hurricane, a household making less than $2,343 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Hurricane.

Area Median Income In Hurricane

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 Hurricane, the AMI is calculated from all households within Putnam County.

In Hurricane, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,100

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 Hurricane

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 Hurricane

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,250 $18,550 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,000 $30,850 $34,700 $38,550 $41,650 $44,750 $47,850 $50,900
80% of Median $43,200 $49,400 $55,550 $61,700 $66,650 $71,600 $76,550 $81,450