Affordable Housing In Wood County
West Virginia

Affordable Housing programs support 1,273 income based apartments in Wood County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 554 affordable apartments in Wood County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Wood County, West Virginia

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Wood County.

Go to the West Virginia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Wood County.

Post Mill Apartments

74 Post Mill Way
Mineralwells, West Virginia
Rent Assisted

Lincolnshire Apartments

368 Dublin Dr
Mineralwells, West Virginia
Affordable

Chateau Hills

147 Chateau Hls
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Rent Assisted

Adams Apartments

1273 31st St
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Unity Housing, Lp ( Gihon Unity )

2601 Unity Pl
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillview Terrace

1500 12th St
Vienna, West Virginia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Market Manor

1030 Market St
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Rent Assisted

Unity Court Apartments, Inc

2604 Unity Pl
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pleasantview Towers

1205 9th St
Vienna, West Virginia
Rent Assisted

Courtyard Apartments

51 Lubeck Apartment Ln
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Rent Assisted
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Wood County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Wood County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Mineralwells, WV Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Mineralwells.
Affordable Housing In Parkersburg, WV Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in Parkersburg.
Affordable Housing In Vienna, WV Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Vienna.
Affordable Housing In Williamstown, WV Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Williamstown.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wood 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Parkersburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the West Virginia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wood County.

Wood County, West Virginia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wood County, West Virginia

Wood County features 1,273 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 Wood County, West Virginia

There are 554 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wood County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wood County, West Virginia

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wood County, West Virginia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $714 and $872.

2023 Wood 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
Wood County, West Virginia Fair Market Rent $668 $672 $793 $1,075 $1,131
Wood County, West Virginia Payment Standard Range $601 to $735 $605 to $739 $714 to $872 $968 to $1,183 $1,018 to $1,244

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wood County, WV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 1,827
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,273
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $41,884 ±$1,110
Median Rent $622 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.01% ± 3.76pp
Total Population 86,559

Population and Household Demographics

Wood County is a county in West Virginia with a population of 86,559. There are 36,192 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 28.74% of households in Wood County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wood County

The median gross income for households in Wood County is $41,884 a year, or $3,490 a month. The median rent for the county is $622 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wood County, a household making less than $2,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Wood County.

Area Median Income In Wood 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 Wood County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,500

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 Wood 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 Wood County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wood County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,250 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wood County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wood County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,900 $43,300 $48,700 $54,100 $58,450 $62,800 $67,100 $71,450