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Affordable Housing In Putnam County
West Virginia

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Putnam County

Maury Village

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

Wingate Village Apartments

412 Fir St
Eleanor, West Virginia

Smithfield Estates

26 Shirley Drive
Buffalo, West Virginia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Hometown Apartments

12 Hometown Apt Ln
Hometown, West Virginia
Subsidized

Calhoun Homes

125 Calhoun Homes Dr
Bancroft, West Virginia
Subsidized

Willow Tree Village

100 Willow Tree Way
Hurricane, West Virginia

Sable Point II

145 Sable Point Dr
Hurricane, West Virginia

Maplewood Apartments

Etta And Morris Sts
Poca, West Virginia

Maplewood Apartments

Etta St
Poca, West Virginia

Patton Place Apartments

3259 Winfield Rd
Winfield, West Virginia
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Putnam County

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 Putnam County, West Virginia

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 524 affordable apartments for rent in Putnam County, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Putnam County, West Virginia

Putnam County features 162 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 Putnam County, West Virginia

There are 362 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Putnam County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Putnam County, West Virginia

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

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

2021 Putnam 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
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Putnam County, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 524
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 162
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $56,774 ±$3,410
Median Rent $731 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.46% ± 6.98pp
Total Population 56,596

Population and Household Demographics

Putnam County is a county in West Virginia with a population of 56,596. There are 21,707 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 17.08% of households in Putnam County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Putnam County

The median gross income for households in Putnam County is $56,774 a year, or $4,731 a month. The median rent for the county is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Putnam County, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Putnam County.

Area Median Income In Putnam 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 Putnam County, 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 Putnam 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 Putnam County

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

Cities In Putnam County

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City Served By
Bancroft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bancroft is the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.
Buffalo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buffalo is the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.
Eleanor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eleanor is the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.
Hometown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hometown is the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.
Hurricane The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hurricane is the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.
Poca The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poca is the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.
Teays Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Teays Valley is the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.
Winfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winfield is the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority.