Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Chatham County, NC

Discover affordable housing in Chatham County where there are 91+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

295 Plaza Dr

295 Plaza Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517

bed 3
payment $2000/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

437 Indian Hill Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540

437 Indian Hill Rd, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540

bed 3
payment $1895/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

408 McIver St

408 McIver St, Sanford, North Carolina 27330

bed 3
payment $1695/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

6 Duke of Gloucester Cir

6 Duke of Gloucester Cir, Durham, North Carolina 27713

bed 3
payment $2050/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

119 Vintage Dr

119 Vintage Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

bed 4
payment $2290/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

618 Edenberry Drive

618 Edenberry Dr, Durham, North Carolina 27713

bed 3
payment $1995/mo.

1104 Longitude Dr

1104 Longitude Dr, Durham, North Carolina 27713

bed 3
payment $1995/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

1007 Flagler St

1007 Flagler St, Durham, North Carolina 27713

bed 3
payment $1995/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

109 Vega Dr

109 Vega Dr, Sanford, North Carolina 27330

bed 3
payment $2050/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

500 Umstead Dr

500 Umstead Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

bed 3
payment $1800/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

5405 Moncure Pittsboro Rd

5405 Moncure Pittsboro Rd, Moncure, North Carolina 27559

bed 3
payment $1550/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

130 Dragonfly Trail

130 Dragonfly Trail, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517

bed 3
payment $1895/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

2221 Wildcat Creek Rd Unit 2221-A

2221 Wildcat Creek Rd Unit 2221-A, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

bed 1
payment $1000/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

411 Ascott Way

411 Ascott Way, Durham, North Carolina 27713

bed 4
payment $2495/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

600 Audubon Lake Dr Unit Apt 1A11

600 Audubon Lake Dr, Durham, North Carolina 27713

bed 2
payment $1425/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

105 Weathersfield Dr

105 Weathersfield Dr, Durham, North Carolina 27713

bed 3
payment $1950/mo.

1016 Everglades Way

1016 Everglades Way, Durham, North Carolina 27713

bed 3
payment $1950/mo.

848 Queen City Cres

848 Queen City Cres, Apex, North Carolina 27523

bed 4
payment $2200/mo.

500 Umstead Dr

500 Umstead Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

bed 3
payment $1400/mo.

1662 Cary Reserve Dr

1662 Cary Reserve Dr, Cary, North Carolina 27519

bed 4
payment $2500/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Chatham County, North Carolina

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Chatham County, North Carolina
$30.89/hour
$23.64 (+326%) more than North Carolina minimum wage and $23.64 (+326%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Chatham County, North Carolina Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Chatham County, 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) programs for Chatham County, North Carolina.

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

How many renters live in Chatham County, North Carolina?

The County of Chatham County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 21.05 percent of the population living in Chatham County.

What is the rental market like in Chatham County, North Carolina?

There are an estimated housing units in the Chatham County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Chatham County, North Carolina, there are 0.93 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Chatham County?

The rental vacancy rate in Chatham County is 8 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 Chatham County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chatham County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
49 581 2,744 2,436 435
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chatham County

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

How Much Is Rent in Chatham County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,385 to $2,510. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,385
One BR $1,418
Two BR $1,631
Three BR $2,051
Four BR $2,510
2024 Fair Market Rents in Chatham County, North Carolina

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

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 49 100 percent
One BR 375 65 percent
Two BR 1,947 71 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Chatham County, North Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Chatham County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Chatham County, North Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Chatham County, North Carolina

Chatham County features 255 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 Chatham County, North Carolina

There are 922 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chatham County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chatham County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chatham County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Chatham County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chatham County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,468 and $1,794.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.