Multifamily Apartments & Townhouses

HUD-subsidized multifamily properties represent an important and valuable resource in addressing the nation’s affordable housing needs. The successful delivery of this housing resource to the people who need it depends on effective occupancy policies and procedures. HUD’s occupancy requirements and procedures ensure that eligible applicants are selected for occupancy, that tenants receive the proper level of assistance, and that tenants are treated fairly and consistently. (HUD Book 4350.3)

About Our Property

Staunton Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Multifamily Program manages The Gardens of Staunton, a family designated property consisting of two separate housing complexes, Elizabeth Miller Gardens and Farrier Court. These properties were developed for the purpose of providing decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to eligible low income families and individuals, elderly, and handicapped/disabled in our community, and offer 1 to 5 bedroom apartments and townhouses to those eligible per the programmatic and screening requirements described in the Tenant Selection Plan (viewable on this website). This property is a Rental Assistance Demonstration property that has converted from public housing to project-based Section 8 rental assistance. Newly admitted households must fall under the very low income limits for Staunton, Virginia. This property is smoke-free. No smoking of any kind (tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapor devices or any other substance) is permitted in any unit or in any part of the property grounds. Applicants must be willing to refrain from smoking while on the property.

RENT

Under the Rental Housing Integrity Improvement Project (RHIIP) initiative, HUD is responsible for ensuring that the proper subsidy is provided to households through its rental assistance programs. A family’s anticipated gross income determines not only eligibility for assistance, but also determines the rent a family will pay and the subsidy required. The anticipated income, subject to exclusions and deductions the family will receive during the next twelve (12) months, is used to determine the family’s rent.

Project-Based Section 8 Rent Formula: The rent a family will pay is the highest of the following amounts:

  •  30% of the family’s monthly adjusted income

  •  10% of the family’s monthly income

  • Welfare rent or welfare payment from agency to assist family in paying housing costs.

        OR

  • $25.00 Minimum Rent

Income eligibility must be determined prior to approving applicants for tenancy.

UTILITIES

This property has individually metered units. Utility costs are paid for by the tenant directly to the Landlord. Water/Sewer/Trash are included.

FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REQUIREMENTS: COMMITMENT TO NONDISCRIMINATION

It is this property’s policy to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights act of 1968, Executive Order 11063, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988, E.O. 13166 and any legislation protecting the individual rights of applicants, residents, or staff subsequently be enacted.

The property shall not discriminate because of race, color, sex, familial status, religion, handicap, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or national origin in the leasing, rental, or other disposition of housing in any of the following ways:

  • Deny to any household the opportunity to apply for housing, nor deny to any eligible applicant the opportunity to lease housing suitable to its needs,

  • Provide housing which is different than that provided others,

  • Subject a person to segregation or disparate treatment,

  • Restrict a person’s access to any benefit enjoyed by others in connection with the housing program,

  • Treat a person differently in determining eligibility or other requirements for admission,

  • Deny a person access to the same level or services, or

  • Deny a person the opportunity to participate in a planning or advisory group which is an integral part of the housing program.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

It is the policy of this property, pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Federal Fair Housing Act to provide reasonable accommodations and modifications upon request to all applicants, residents, and employees with disabilities.

The property will do its due diligence to identify and eliminate situations or procedures which create a barrier to equal housing opportunity for all, and will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with verified handicaps or disabilities as well as for individuals with limited English proficiency.

WAITING LISTS AND APPLICATIONS

There is a waiting list for all bedroom sizes. All are encouraged to apply.

Applications can be printed off of this website, picked up at the main office at 900 Elizabeth Miller Gardens, Staunton, VA 24401, or you can call the office at 540-886-3413 to request to have one mailed to you. Completed applications can be submitted in the following ways:

  • In person: Please place completed applications in the black, freestanding drop box to the right of the front door.

  • By mail: Send to SRHA, 900 Elizabeth Miller Gardens, Staunton, VA 24401

  • By Fax: 540-885-5414

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