Affordable Housing In Wetzel County
West Virginia

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wetzel County

New Martinsville Villa

187 N. State Route 2, Office
New Martinsville, West Virginia
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

New Martinsville Tower

191 N State Route 2
New Martinsville, West Virginia
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Jevue Club Apartments

1250 N State Route 2
New Martinsville, West Virginia
Call For Rent
2 BR

Lillian Apartments

HC67 Pennsylvania Ave
Hundred, West Virginia
Call For Rent
1 BR

Chapel View Apartments

130 N Bridge St
New Martinsville, West Virginia
Call For Rent
2 BR

Smithfield Apartments

RR 20
Smithfield, West Virginia
Subsidized

Valley Manor

PO Box 566
Pine Grove, West Virginia
Subsidized

Abbie View Lp

109 Abbie Dr
New Martinsville, West Virginia

Paden City Gardens

RR 2 Box 443A
New Martinsville, West Virginia
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wetzel 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 Wetzel County, West Virginia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wetzel County, West Virginia

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 360 affordable apartments for rent in Wetzel County, West Virginia.

Income Based Apartments in Wetzel County, West Virginia

Wetzel County features 206 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 Wetzel County, West Virginia

There are 154 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wetzel County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wetzel County, West Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wetzel County, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $662 and $809.

2022 Wetzel 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
Wetzel County, West Virginia Fair Market Rent $523 $559 $735 $928 $997
Wetzel County, West Virginia Payment Standard Range $471 to $575 $503 to $615 $662 to $809 $835 to $1,021 $897 to $1,097

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wetzel County, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 360
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 206
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $39,096 ±$2,886
Median Rent $515 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.16% ± 8.35pp
Total Population 16,157

Population and Household Demographics

Wetzel County is a county in West Virginia with a population of 16,157. There are 6,525 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 20.77% of households in Wetzel County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wetzel County

The median gross income for households in Wetzel County is $39,096 a year, or $3,258 a month. The median rent for the county is $515 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wetzel County, a household making less than $1,717 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Wetzel County.

Area Median Income In Wetzel 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 Wetzel County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,300

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 Wetzel 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 Wetzel County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wetzel 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 Wetzel 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 Wetzel 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 Wetzel County

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City Served By
Hundred The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hundred is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Jacksonburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jacksonburg is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Littleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Littleton is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
New Martinsvill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Martinsvill is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
New Martinsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Martinsville is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Pine Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Grove is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Reader The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reader is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.
Smithfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smithfield is the Parkersburg Housing Authority.