Affordable Housing In Columbus County
32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbus County
Housing Authorities that serve Columbus County
|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|
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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