Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Asheville, NC

Find 57 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Asheville, NC – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Crowell Park Apartments

10 Coleys Circle , Asheville, North Carolina 28806

Givens Gerber Park I

40 Gerber Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Spruce Hill

201 Spruce Hill Ct, Asheville, North Carolina 28805

Givens Gerber Park II

60 Gerber Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Eagle Market Place

21 Eagle St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Compton Place Apartments

547 Eliada Home Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28806

Arrowhead Apartments

100 Cheerio Ln, Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Villas at Fallen Spruce

15 Fallen Spruce Dr, Asheville, North Carolina 28806

Homestead Apartments

311 Aiken Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28804

Givens Gerber Park III

50 Gerber Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Montford Broad Apartments

650 Caribou Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Asheville Terrace Apartments

200 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28805

Ledgewood Village

15 Future Dr, Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Mountain Springs

66 Mountain St , Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Laurel Wood Apartments

650 Caribou Rd , Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Ross Creek Phase II

Old Chunns Cove Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28805

Ridge Apartments

373 Fairview Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Battery Park Apartments

1 Battle Sq, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Maple Crest Apartments

20 Lee Garden Ln., Asheville, North Carolina 28801

The Griffin Apartments

35 Grove St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Asheville, North Carolina
$31.82/hour
$24.57 (+339%) more than North Carolina minimum wage and $24.57 (+339%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Asheville, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Asheville, North Carolina.

Go to the North Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Asheville.

How many renters live in Asheville, North Carolina?

The City of Asheville has 93,782 people living in 37,410 households.

There are 39,557 renters living in 18,594 renter households in this City. Renters make up 42.18 percent of the population living in Asheville.

What is the rental market like in Asheville, North Carolina?

There are an estimated 49,011 housing units in the Asheville area. Of these, 21,215 units are rental homes, making up 43 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Asheville, North Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Asheville?

The rental vacancy rate in Asheville is 12 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Asheville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Asheville
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,963 4,050 7,441 4,452 566
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Asheville

A large number of apartments in Asheville have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Asheville are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 23 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Asheville

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,428 to $2,851. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,428
One BR $1,496
Two BR $1,680
Three BR $2,160
Four BR $2,851
2024 Fair Market Rents in Asheville, North Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Asheville?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,697 86 percent
One BR 2,937 73 percent
Two BR 4,671 63 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Asheville, North Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Asheville?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Asheville, North Carolina including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,118
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 921
Section 236 Rental Assistance 27
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 50
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 40
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Asheville, North Carolina

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville features 2,865 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 Asheville, North Carolina

There are 1,460 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Asheville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Asheville, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Asheville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Asheville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Asheville, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,512 and $1,848.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.