Affordable Housing In Alexander County
North Carolina

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alexander County

Crest Knolls Apartments

2 Crest Knolls St SE Apt 8-C
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Arc Hds Alexander Co Apartments

415 Davis Ave SE
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mountainwood Apartments

100 2nd Ave NW
Taylorsville, North Carolina

Arc Hds Burke Co Gh 2

438 Old Wilkesboro Rd
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ridgeway Apartments

1st Ave Dr SE
Taylorsville, North Carolina

Milstead Woods

498 School Dr
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Alexander County, North Carolina

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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Alexander County, North Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alexander County, North Carolina

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 206 affordable apartments for rent in Alexander County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Alexander County, North Carolina

Alexander County features 14 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 Alexander County, North Carolina

There are 192 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alexander County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alexander County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alexander County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Alexander County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alexander County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $652 and $796.

2022 Alexander County, North Carolina 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
Alexander County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $589 $592 $724 $943 $1,085
Alexander County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $530 to $648 $533 to $651 $652 to $796 $849 to $1,037 $977 to $1,194

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alexander County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 206
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 14
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $39,365 ±$2,873
Median Rent $584 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.19% ± 5.77pp
Total Population 37,158

Population and Household Demographics

Alexander County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 37,158. There are 13,581 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 24.48% of households in Alexander County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alexander County

The median gross income for households in Alexander County is $39,365 a year, or $3,280 a month. The median rent for the county is $584 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alexander County, a household making less than $1,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Alexander County.

Area Median Income In Alexander 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 Alexander County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,600

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 Alexander 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 Alexander County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alexander County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,800 $44,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alexander County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alexander County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150

Cities In Alexander County

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City Served By
Bethlehem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethlehem is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Hiddenite The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hiddenite is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Stony Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stony Point is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Taylorsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylorsville is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.