Affordable housing has been identified as a major concern in Loudoun County, and the problem extends as much to renters as it does for potential home buyers.
One approach to the problem is the Loudoun County Affordable Dwelling Unit Rental Program, and applications are currently being accepted for people who may qualify.
The ADU program provides opportunities to rent units directly from participating apartment complexes at a substantially lower rental price than similar units at the complex. The program offers affordable rental opportunities in communities throughout Loudoun to those households that earn between 30 and 50 percent of the Area Median Income, based on household size.
Average rental rates range from about $630 to $1,300 — not including utilities — depending on the type and size of the unit, not including the cost of utilities.
Applicants must meet income and credit requirements for the program, which is administered by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services. For a one-person household, this equates to an annual income of between $24,650 and $41,050. For a household of four, this equates to an annual income of between $35,150 and $58,600.
For more information on eligibility, program requirements, the application process, and the online application, visit loudoun.gov/adu or call a program screener at 703-737-8043.