Affordable Housing In Mineralwells
Wood County, West Virginia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mineralwells

Post Mill Apartments

74 Post Mill Way
Mineralwells, West Virginia

Lincolnshire Apartments

368 Dublin Dr
Mineralwells, West Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mineralwells, 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 Mineralwells, West Virginia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mineralwells, West Virginia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 56 affordable apartments for rent in Mineralwells, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Mineralwells, West Virginia

Mineralwells 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 Mineralwells, West Virginia

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mineralwells.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mineralwells, West Virginia

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

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

2022 Mineralwells, 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
Mineralwells, West Virginia Fair Market Rent $636 $645 $781 $1,043 $1,126
Mineralwells, 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 research.

Mineralwells, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 56
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.71%
Average Renter Household Size 1.96
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $63,056 ±$9,628
Median Rent $807 ±$535
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 39.98pp
Total Population 1,582

Population and Household Demographics

Mineralwells is a city in Wood County, West Virginia with a population of 1,582. There are 634 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 22.71% of households in Mineralwells are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mineralwells

The median gross income for households in Mineralwells is $63,056 a year, or $5,255 a month. The median rent for the city is $807 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mineralwells, a household making less than $2,690 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Mineralwells.

Area Median Income In Mineralwells

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 Mineralwells, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wood County.

In Mineralwells, 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 Mineralwells

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 Mineralwells

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mineralwells 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 Mineralwells 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 Mineralwells 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