Affordable Housing Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Affordable Housing?
- How much is Affordable Housing?
- Do I qualify for Affordable Housing?
- Where are APAH’s Affordable Housing apartments located?
- How do I apply for Affordable Housing? Are there waiting lists?
What is Affordable Housing?
According to federal guidelines, housing costs should ideally take no more than 30% of a family’s income. However, in Arlington, high rents mean that families earning less than the area median income (AMI)—currently $107,300 annually—often spend 40%, 50%, or more of their pay on housing. Rental housing that costs more than 30% of a family’s income is not considered affordable.
Committed affordable rental housing, like APAH’s properties, is dedicated to staying affordable for families making 60% or less of the AMI (currently $65,000 for a family of four) even as the fair-market prices for apartments increase. back to top
- 1-bedroom: $955-$1400
- 2-bedroom: $1200-$1500
- 3-bedroom: $1400-$1750
Do I qualify for Affordable Housing?
Eligibility for housing in APAH apartments varies based both on the property and on individual/family circumstances. In the majority of APAH apartments, the approximate qualifying incomes are from $35,000-$65,000 for a family of four. For specific questions about your eligibility for affordable housing in APAH’s communities, please contact S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. at (703) 528-8151. back to top
How do I apply for Affordable Housing? Are there waiting lists?
Yes, there are usually waiting lists for apartments in most APAH properties. To apply for housing in one of our buildings, please contact S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. at (703) 528-8151. back to top