Virginia Housing Coalition has created maps and graphics with the data produced by the National Low Income Housing Coalition showing housing affordability in Virginia.
- Renters in Virginia need to earn $20.93 an hour to be able to afford a 2-bedroom apartment at fair market rent. The typical renter in Virginia earns $15.97 per hour, which is $4.96 less than Virginia’s Housing Wage.
- The Housing Wage in Virginia is over 2 dollars more than the National Housing Wage of $18.92
- Virginia has the highest Housing Wage of all the states in Southeastern United States and is the 10th least affordable state in the nation.
- Working at the minimum wage in Virginia, a family must have 2.9 wage earners working full time, or one wage earner working 115 hours per week to afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment.
Click here to view the full report that includes maps showing how the housing wage varies across the state, percent of renters that cannot afford a modest unit in different localities and the number of hours per week a minimum wage earner must work to be able to afford a modest unit, among other affordability measures.