Affordable Housing In Calabash
Brunswick County, North Carolina

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Calabash, 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 Calabash, North Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Brunswick County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Calabash, North Carolina

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Calabash, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Calabash, North Carolina

Calabash features 0 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 Calabash, North Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Calabash.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Calabash, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Calabash landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Calabash.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Calabash, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $833 and $1,019.

2022 Calabash, 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
Calabash, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $786 $813 $926 $1,315 $1,585
Calabash, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $707 to $865 $732 to $894 $833 to $1,019 $1,184 to $1,447 $1,427 to $1,744

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Calabash, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $34,865 ±$8,450
Median Rent $860 ±$111
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.48% ± 19.82pp
Total Population 1,775

Population and Household Demographics

Calabash is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina with a population of 1,775. There are 860 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 22.91% of households in Calabash are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Calabash

The median gross income for households in Calabash is $34,865 a year, or $2,905 a month. The median rent for the city is $860 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Calabash, a household making less than $2,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Calabash.

Area Median Income In Calabash

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Calabash, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brunswick County.

In Calabash, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,700

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 Calabash

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 Calabash

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Calabash AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,650 $20,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Calabash AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $41,950 $45,350 $48,700 $52,050 $55,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Calabash AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,000 $53,700 $60,400 $67,100 $72,500 $77,850 $83,250 $88,600