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Affordable Housing In Rainelle
Greenbrier County, West Virginia

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rainelle

Sewell Landing Apartments

364 Pennsylvania Dr
Rainelle, West Virginia
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1-2 BR

Rainelle I

113 Poplar Rd
Rainelle, West Virginia

Rainelle 2 Apartments

116 Poplar Street
Rainelle, West Virginia

Orient Hill Apartments

125 Hill Ridge Lane
Rainelle, West Virginia
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Housing Authorities that serve Rainelle

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rainelle, West Virginia

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 76 affordable apartments for rent in Rainelle, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Rainelle, West Virginia

Rainelle features 24 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 Rainelle, West Virginia

There are 52 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rainelle.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rainelle, West Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rainelle, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $658 and $804.

2020 Rainelle, 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 $614 $619 $731 $982 $1,137
Payment Standard Range $553 to $675 $557 to $681 $658 to $804 $884 to $1,080 $1,023 to $1,251

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rainelle, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 76
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $25,000 ±$10,455
Median Rent $521 ±$129
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.46% ± 13.24pp
Total Population 1,452

Population and Household Demographics

Rainelle is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia with a population of 1,452. There are 608 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 41.28% of households in Rainelle are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rainelle

The median gross income for households in Rainelle is $25,000 a year, or $2,083 a month. The median rent for the city is $521 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rainelle, a household making less than $1,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Rainelle.

Area Median Income In Rainelle

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 Rainelle, the AMI is calculated from all households within Greenbrier County.

In Rainelle, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,400

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 Rainelle

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 Rainelle

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