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Affordable Housing In Jane Lew
Lewis County, West Virginia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jane Lew

Jane Lew Apartments

107 Virginia St.
Jane Lew, West Virginia
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1-3 BR

Jane Lew Manor Apt C/O United Property

Main and Locust Street
Jane Lew, West Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Jane Lew

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jane Lew, West Virginia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 92 affordable apartments for rent in Jane Lew, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Jane Lew, West Virginia

Jane Lew features 92 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 Jane Lew, West Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jane Lew, West Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jane Lew, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $777.

2020 Jane Lew, 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 $572 $576 $706 $880 $1,091
Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $518 to $634 $635 to $777 $792 to $968 $982 to $1,200

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jane Lew, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 92
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $34,464 ±$6,814
Median Rent $509 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.58% ± 16.24pp
Total Population 365

Population and Household Demographics

Jane Lew is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia with a population of 365. There are 170 households in the city with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 50.59% of households in Jane Lew are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jane Lew

The median gross income for households in Jane Lew is $34,464 a year, or $2,872 a month. The median rent for the city is $509 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jane Lew, a household making less than $1,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Jane Lew.

Area Median Income In Jane Lew

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 Jane Lew, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lewis County.

In Jane Lew, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,600

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 Jane Lew

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 Jane Lew

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 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
50% of Median $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
80% of Median $30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950