Affordable Housing In Pleasants County
West Virginia

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pleasants County

Pleasant Heights Apartments

717 Riverview Dr
Belmont, West Virginia
Subsidized

Jay-Mar Apartments

103 Central Blvd. #B-5
Belmont, West Virginia

Sandpiper Village

200 Sandpiper Village
St. Marys, West Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pleasants County, 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 Pleasants County, West Virginia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pleasants County, West Virginia

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 94 affordable apartments for rent in Pleasants County, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Pleasants County, West Virginia

Pleasants County features 94 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 Pleasants County, West Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pleasants County, West Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pleasants County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pleasants County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pleasants County, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $635 and $776.

2022 Pleasants County, 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
Pleasants County, West Virginia Fair Market Rent $532 $536 $705 $1,001 $1,028
Pleasants County, West Virginia Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $482 to $590 $635 to $776 $901 to $1,101 $925 to $1,131

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pleasants County, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 94
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 94
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $44,288 ±$3,666
Median Rent $629 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.57% ± 9.81pp
Total Population 7,636

Population and Household Demographics

Pleasants County is a county in West Virginia with a population of 7,636. There are 2,893 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 16.8% of households in Pleasants County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pleasants County

The median gross income for households in Pleasants County is $44,288 a year, or $3,691 a month. The median rent for the county is $629 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pleasants County, a household making less than $2,097 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Pleasants County.

Area Median Income In Pleasants 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 Pleasants County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000

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 Pleasants 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Pleasants County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pleasants County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,700 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pleasants County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pleasants County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800

Cities In Pleasants County

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City Served By
Belmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belmont is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
St Marys The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Marys is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
St. Marys The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Marys is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.