Affordable Housing In Ritchie County
West Virginia

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ritchie County

Cardinal Gardens

Lamberton Rd
Pennsboro, West Virginia
Subsidized

North Bend Apartments Llc

158 Mykayla Ln
Harrisville, West Virginia

Edgeview Square Apartments

11 Edgeview Ln
Harrisville, West Virginia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brookside Apartments

158 Brookside Dr
Pennsboro, West Virginia

Robinson Apartments Phase I

518 East South St.
Harrisville, West Virginia

Robinson Apartments Phase II

518 East South St.
Harrisville, West Virginia

Fairway Villas

825 W High Stret
Harrisville, West Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ritchie 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 Ritchie County, West Virginia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ritchie County, West Virginia

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 126 affordable apartments for rent in Ritchie County, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Ritchie County, West Virginia

Ritchie County features 60 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 Ritchie County, West Virginia

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ritchie County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ritchie County, West Virginia

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

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

2022 Ritchie 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
Ritchie County, West Virginia Fair Market Rent $573 $576 $705 $875 $956
Ritchie County, West Virginia Payment Standard Range $516 to $630 $518 to $634 $635 to $776 $788 to $963 $860 to $1,052

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ritchie County, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 126
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 60
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.6%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $37,636 ±$4,790
Median Rent $578 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.71% ± 7.18pp
Total Population 10,140

Population and Household Demographics

Ritchie County is a county in West Virginia with a population of 10,140. There are 3,942 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 20.6% of households in Ritchie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ritchie County

The median gross income for households in Ritchie County is $37,636 a year, or $3,136 a month. The median rent for the county is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ritchie County, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Ritchie County.

Area Median Income In Ritchie 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 Ritchie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,500

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 Ritchie 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 Ritchie County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ritchie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ritchie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ritchie County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650

Cities In Ritchie County

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City Served By
Auburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Cairo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cairo is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Ellenboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ellenboro is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Harrisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrisville is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Pennsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pennsboro is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Pullman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pullman is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.