Affordable Housing In Sistersville
Tyler County, West Virginia

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sistersville

Riverview Apartments

312 Clay St
Sistersville, West Virginia
Elderly Supportive Housing

Timber Ridge Apartments

230 Wood St
Sistersville, West Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sistersville, 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 Sistersville, West Virginia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sistersville, West Virginia

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 120 affordable apartments for rent in Sistersville, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Sistersville, West Virginia

Sistersville features 120 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 Sistersville, West Virginia

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sistersville, West Virginia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sistersville landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Sistersville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sistersville, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $673 and $823.

2022 Sistersville, 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
Sistersville, West Virginia Fair Market Rent $497 $657 $748 $925 $1,091
Sistersville, West Virginia Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $591 to $723 $673 to $823 $833 to $1,018 $982 to $1,200

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sistersville, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 120
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 120
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $31,042 ±$4,562
Median Rent $569 ±$111
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.25% ± 20.8pp
Total Population 1,366

Population and Household Demographics

Sistersville is a city in Tyler County, West Virginia with a population of 1,366. There are 535 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 29.91% of households in Sistersville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sistersville

The median gross income for households in Sistersville is $31,042 a year, or $2,587 a month. The median rent for the city is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sistersville, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Sistersville.

Area Median Income In Sistersville

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 Sistersville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tyler County.

In Sistersville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,400

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 Sistersville

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 Sistersville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sistersville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sistersville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,200 $25,400 $28,550 $31,700 $34,250 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sistersville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,500 $40,600 $45,650 $50,700 $54,800 $58,850 $62,900 $66,950