Affordable Housing In Dare County
North Carolina

Waiting List Openings In Dare 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.

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dare County

Harbourtowne Apartments

14 Harbour Towne Drive
Manteo, North Carolina

Arc Hds Dare Co Gh 1

185 Roanoke Trl
Manteo, North Carolina
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pirates Moor Townhomes

101 Pirates Moor
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dare 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 Dare County, North Carolina

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dare County, North Carolina

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 97 affordable apartments for rent in Dare County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Dare County, North Carolina

Dare County features 7 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 Dare County, North Carolina

There are 90 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dare County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dare County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dare County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dare County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dare County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $949 and $1,159.

2022 Dare 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
Dare County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $866 $895 $1,054 $1,415 $1,658
Dare County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $779 to $953 $806 to $985 $949 to $1,159 $1,274 to $1,557 $1,492 to $1,824

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dare County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 97
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $54,496 ±$2,385
Median Rent $1,048 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.43% ± 5.74pp
Total Population 34,863

Population and Household Demographics

Dare County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 34,863. There are 14,969 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 31.93% of households in Dare County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dare County

The median gross income for households in Dare County is $54,496 a year, or $4,541 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,048 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dare County, a household making less than $3,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Dare County.

Area Median Income In Dare 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 Dare County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,200

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 Dare 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 Dare County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dare County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dare County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,300 $28,900 $32,500 $36,100 $39,000 $41,900 $44,800 $47,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dare County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250

Cities In Dare County

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City Served By
Avon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avon is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Buxton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buxton is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Duck The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duck is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Frisco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frisco is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Hatteras The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hatteras is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Kill Devil Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kill Devil Hills is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Kitty Hawk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kitty Hawk is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Manns Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manns Harbor is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Manteo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manteo is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Nags Head The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nags Head is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Rodanthe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rodanthe is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Salvo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salvo is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Southern Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southern Shores is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Wanchese The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wanchese is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Waves The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waves is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.