Affordable Housing In Ashe County
10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ashe County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Ashe County, North Carolina
There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 200 affordable apartments for rent in Ashe County, North Carolina.
Income Based Apartments in Ashe County, North Carolina
Ashe County features 140 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 Ashe County, North Carolina
There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ashe County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Ashe County, North Carolina
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ashe County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Ashe County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Ashe County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||10|
|Total Low Income Apartments||200|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||140|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||24.61%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.25|
|Average Household Size||2.27|
|Median Household Income||$36,267 ±$1,102|
|Median Rent||$628 ±$73|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||45.03% ± 7.1pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Ashe County is a County in North Carolina with a population of 27,114. There are 11,786 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 24.61% of households in Ashe County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Ashe County
The median gross income for households in Ashe County is $36,267 a year, or $3,022 a month. The median rent for the county is $628 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ashe County, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Ashe County.1
Area Median Income In Ashe 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 Ashe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,500
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 Ashe 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 Ashe County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,490||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$29,850||$32,050||$34,250||$36,450|
|50% of Median||$19,350||$22,100||$24,850||$27,600||$29,850||$32,050||$34,250||$36,450|
|80% of Median||$30,950||$35,350||$39,750||$44,150||$47,700||$51,250||$54,750||$58,300|