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Affordable Housing In Catawba County
North Carolina

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Catawba County

Sandalwood Court Apartments

717 Sandalwood Court
Newton, North Carolina
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Villas at Twin Cedars

1866 20th Ave Dr Northeast
Hickory, North Carolina
$472-629
1-2 BR
55+

Apple Hill Apartments

902 Laffon Road
Newton, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Woodland Park Apartments

1726 3rd Ave NW
Hickory, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Catawba Pines Apartments

815 East 1st Street
Newton, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Oxford Crossing

2985 N Oxford St
Claremont, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Lutherhaus

720 7th Ave NE
Hickory, North Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Beacon Hill Apartments

1208 Emmanuel Church Rd
Conover, North Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Subsidized

Hilltop Apartments

18th St Pl NW
Hickory, North Carolina
Subsidized

Arc Hds Catawba Co Gh 1

401 N 4th Ave
Maiden, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Catawba County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Catawba County, North Carolina

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,562 affordable apartments for rent in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Catawba County, North Carolina

Catawba County features 881 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 Catawba County, North Carolina

There are 681 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Catawba County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Catawba County, North Carolina

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

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

2021 Catawba 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
Catawba County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $557 $560 $693 $899 $1,029
Catawba 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.

Catawba County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 1,562
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 881
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $44,376 ±$1,522
Median Rent $672 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.46% ± 3.18pp
Total Population 154,610

Population and Household Demographics

Catawba County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 154,610. There are 58,641 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 30.55% of households in Catawba County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Catawba County

The median gross income for households in Catawba County is $44,376 a year, or $3,698 a month. The median rent for the county is $672 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Catawba County, a household making less than $2,240 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Catawba County.

Area Median Income In Catawba 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 Catawba 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 Catawba 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 Catawba County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Catawba 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 Catawba 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 Catawba 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 Catawba County

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City Served By
Brookford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookford is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Catawba The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Catawba is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Claremont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claremont is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Conover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conover is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Hickory The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hickory are the City of Hickory Public Housing Authority and Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Lake Norman of Catawba The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Norman of Catawba is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Maiden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maiden is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Mountain View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain View is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
Newton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newton is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.
St. Stephens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Stephens is the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority.