Affordable Housing In Dunn
Harnett County, North Carolina

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dunn

Pinewood Apartments

400 Ponderosa Dr
Dunn, NC
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Tilghman Square II

100 Greenfield Dr
Dunn, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Tilghman Square I

1101 Greenfield Dr
Dunn, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Amity Place Apartments

810 Susan Tart Rd
Dunn, NC
$515-535
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Greenfield Village

100 Greenfield Dr
Dunn, NC
$459-489
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Magnolia Lane Apartments

940 Magnolia Lane
Dunn, NC

Ashbrooke Apartments

1000 E Pope St
Dunn, NC
Subsidized

Harmony Home

808 N McKay Ave
Dunn, NC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Cottondale Apartments

207 E Cumberland St
Dunn, NC
Subsidized

Chelsey Apartments

200 Cherry Ln
Dunn, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 13 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 577 affordable apartments for rent in Dunn. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 514 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Dunn, HUD housing programs support 186 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 63 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Dunn

Housing Authority Programs
Dunn Housing Authority Public Housing
Harnett County Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dunn, North Carolina

Dunn, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 577
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 514
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Total Population 9,654
Housing Units 3,942
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $29,364 ±$2,791
Median Rent $647 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.75% ± 5.49pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dunn is a City in Harnett County, North Carolina with a population of 9,654. There are 3,942 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 46.58% of households in Dunn are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dunn

The median gross income for households in Dunn is $29,364 a year, or $2,447 a month. The median rent for the city is $647 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dunn, a household making less than $2,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Dunn.1

Area Median Income In Dunn

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Dunn, the AMI is calculated from all households within Harnett County.

In Dunn, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,000

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 Dunn

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 Dunn HUD Rental Assistance in Dunn

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,400
50% of Median $22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% of Median $35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dunn

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 5 low income apartment communities containing 165 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dunn by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Dunn

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
60% of Median $27,000 $30,840 $34,680 $38,520 $41,640 $44,700 $47,820 $50,880

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Dunn is $34,680 a year, or $2,890 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,890 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $867 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $563 $603 $723 $835 $931 $1,028
60% $675 $723 $867 $1,002 $1,118 $1,234
Fair Market Rents in Dunn

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$591 $595 $787 $1,076 $1,382