Affordable Housing programs support 293 income based apartments in Bladen County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.
There are 392 affordable apartments in Bladen County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.
There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Bladen County.
Go to the North Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Bladen County.
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.
|Southeastern Community and Family Services||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Bladen Housing Authority||-|
|Bladenboro Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Bladen County features 293 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 392 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bladen County.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bladen County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Bladen County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bladen County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $694 and $848.
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|
|Bladen County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent||$617||$621||$771||$1,034||$1,223|
|Bladen County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range||$555 to $679||$559 to $683||$694 to $848||$931 to $1,137||$1,101 to $1,345|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||28|
|Total Low Income Apartments||741|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||293|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||32.71%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.39|
|Average Household Size||2.37|
|Median Household Income||$30,096 ±$2,158|
|Median Rent||$629 ±$38|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||39.61% ± 5.71pp|
Bladen County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 34,720. There are 14,401 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 32.71% of households in Bladen County are renters.
The median gross income for households in Bladen County is $30,096 a year, or $2,508 a month. The median rent for the county is $629 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bladen County, a household making less than $2,097 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Bladen 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 Bladen County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,300
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bladen County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bladen County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bladen County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.