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Affordable Housing In Burke County
North Carolina

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Burke County

High Meadows Apartments

2400 Mourglea Ave SE
Valdese, North Carolina
$466-515
1-2 BR

Sienna Apartments

607 Valdese Ave. #100
Morganton, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Rutherford Square Apartments

101 Spann Street # 1E
Connelly Springs, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Willow Run

125 Willow Run Drive
Morganton, North Carolina

Valdese Village Apartments

1120 Refour Ave SE
Valdese, North Carolina
Subsidized

Buena Vista Apartments

105 Reese St
Drexel, North Carolina
Subsidized

Agape Retirement Home, Inc

212 Church St NW
Valdese, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Millside Manor Apartments

101 Gillam Street
Morganton, North Carolina

Morgan Hills Apartments

906 Jamestown Rd
Morganton, North Carolina
Subsidized

Southmont Apartments

408 W Concord St
Morganton, North Carolina
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Burke County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Burke County, North Carolina

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,314 affordable apartments for rent in Burke County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Burke County, North Carolina

Burke County features 718 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 Burke County, North Carolina

There are 596 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Burke County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Burke County, North Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Burke County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $624 and $762.

2021 Burke 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
Burke County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $557 $560 $693 $899 $1,029
Burke County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $501 to $613 $504 to $616 $624 to $762 $809 to $989 $926 to $1,132

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Burke County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,314
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 718
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $39,360 ±$1,483
Median Rent $609 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.32% ± 3.77pp
Total Population 89,548

Population and Household Demographics

Burke County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 89,548. There are 34,180 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 28.71% of households in Burke County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Burke County

The median gross income for households in Burke County is $39,360 a year, or $3,280 a month. The median rent for the county is $609 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Burke County, a household making less than $2,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Burke County.

Area Median Income In Burke 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 Burke County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,300

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 in Burke 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 Burke County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Burke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Burke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $32,600 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Burke County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$33,800 $38,600 $43,450 $48,250 $52,150 $56,000 $59,850 $63,700

Cities In Burke County

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City Served By
Connelly Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Connelly Spring is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Connelly Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Connelly Springs is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Drexel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Drexel is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Glen Alpine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Alpine is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Hildebran The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hildebran is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Icard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Icard is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Long View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Long View is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Morganton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Morganton are the Morganton Housing Authority and Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Rhodhiss The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rhodhiss is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Rutherford College The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rutherford College is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Valdese The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Valdese are the Valdese Housing Authority and Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.