Affordable Housing In Chowan County
North Carolina

Waiting List Openings In Chowan County

Multi-County, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Economic Improvement Council, Inc. (EIC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Chowan, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Washington County will be accepted from February 9, 2022 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice.

How to Apply for the Multi-County, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chowan County

Filberts Creek Apartments

112 Filberts Creek Dr
Edenton, North Carolina
$360-540
1-3 BR

Tyler Run I

213 Tyler Lane , #202-1
Edenton, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Wedgewood Apartments

59 Davis Pl
Edenton, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Wedgewood Place Apartments

725 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Edenton, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Arc Hds Chowan Co Gh 1

200 Luke St
Edenton, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tyler Run II

201 Tyler Lane, #202-1
Edenton, North Carolina

900 N Oakum St

900 N Oakum St
Edenton, North Carolina

Residence

134 E Gale St
Edenton, North Carolina

E A. Swain Apartments

101 Court St
Edenton, North Carolina
Subsidized

Chowan Gardens Apts

201 Luke St.
Edenton, North Carolina
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Chowan 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.

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 Chowan County, North Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Economic Improvement Council, Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chowan County, North Carolina

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 503 affordable apartments for rent in Chowan County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Chowan County, North Carolina

Chowan County features 245 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 Chowan County, North Carolina

There are 258 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chowan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chowan County, North Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chowan County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.

2022 Chowan 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
Chowan County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $681 $685 $857 $1,059 $1,467
Chowan County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $613 to $749 $617 to $754 $771 to $943 $953 to $1,165 $1,320 to $1,614

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chowan County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 503
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 245
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $38,759 ±$5,518
Median Rent $734 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.32% ± 10.27pp
Total Population 14,656

Population and Household Demographics

Chowan County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 14,656. There are 5,967 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 33.25% of households in Chowan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chowan County

The median gross income for households in Chowan County is $38,759 a year, or $3,230 a month. The median rent for the county is $734 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chowan County, a household making less than $2,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Chowan County.

Area Median Income In Chowan 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 Chowan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Chowan 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 Chowan County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chowan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chowan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $31,600 $33,950 $36,300 $38,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chowan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$32,800 $37,450 $42,150 $46,800 $50,550 $54,300 $58,050 $61,800

Cities In Chowan County

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City Served By
Edenton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edenton are the The New Edenton Housing Authority and Economic Improvement Council, Inc.