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Affordable Housing In Columbus County
North Carolina

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbus County

Tabor Landing Apartments

383 Swamp Fox Highway E
Tabor City, North Carolina
$420-650
1-3 BR

Kent Place Apartments

116 E. Tram Road
Whiteville, North Carolina
Income Based
1-2 BR

Hampton Place

125 Hampton Ct
Whiteville, North Carolina
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Brookberry Park Apartments

301 Calhoun St
Whiteville, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Cypress Village

197 Orange St
Fair Bluff, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Evans Pointe I

102 Evans Point Drive
Tabor City, North Carolina

The Oaks Village

1100 Oaks Village Drive
Whiteville, North Carolina
Subsidized

Madison Hill Apartments

206 S Madison St
Whiteville, North Carolina
Subsidized

Waccamaw Village

103 Pascal Drive
Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina
Subsidized

Evans Pointe II

101 Essie Mae Ct
Tabor City, North Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Columbus County

Housing Authority Programs
Columbus County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Southeastern Community and Family Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbus County, North Carolina

There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,169 affordable apartments for rent in Columbus County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Columbus County, North Carolina

Columbus County features 736 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 Columbus County, North Carolina

There are 433 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Columbus County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbus County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Columbus County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Columbus County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbus County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $604 and $738.

2020 Columbus 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
Fair Market Rent $527 $530 $671 $896 $1,004
Payment Standard Range $474 to $580 $477 to $583 $604 to $738 $806 to $986 $904 to $1,104

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Columbus County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 1,169
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 736
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $34,949 ±$1,720
Median Rent $596 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.78% ± 5.33pp
Total Population 57,230

Population and Household Demographics

Columbus County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 57,230. There are 22,006 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 29.92% of households in Columbus County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbus County

The median gross income for households in Columbus County is $34,949 a year, or $2,912 a month. The median rent for the county is $596 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbus County, a household making less than $1,987 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbus County.

Area Median Income In Columbus 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 Columbus County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,600

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 Columbus 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 Columbus County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
50% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
80% of Median $32,550 $37,200 $41,850 $46,500 $50,250 $53,950 $57,700 $61,400

Cities In Columbus County

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City Served By
Boardman The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boardman are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Bolton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bolton are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Brunswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brunswick are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Cerro Gordo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cerro Gordo are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Chadbourn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chadbourn are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Delco The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Delco are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Evergreen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Evergreen are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Fair Bluff The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fair Bluff are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Hallsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hallsboro are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Lake Waccamaw The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Waccamaw are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Riegelwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riegelwood are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Sandyfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sandyfield are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Tabor City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tabor City are the Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Whiteville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Whiteville are the Whiteville Housing Authority, Columbus County Public Housing Agency, Southeastern Community and Family Services and North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.