Affordable Housing In Edgecombe County
North Carolina

45 Low Income Apartment Communities In Edgecombe County

Rollinwood Manor

144 Rollinwood Drive
Rocky Mount, NC
$405-470
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Rolling Meadows

1960 Boone Street
Rocky Mount, NC
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Cokey Apartments

150 Parrish Ct
Rocky Mount, NC
Income Based
1-4 BR

Pender Square Apartments

500 Benson Dr
Tarboro, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Southside Townhomes

150 Parrish Court
Rocky Mount, NC
Income Based
1 BR

Edgewood Place

1317 W Wilson St #2-D
Tarboro, NC
$723-857
1-2 BR

Pine Grove Apartments

113 E Main Street
Sharpsburg, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Elmhurst Apartments

960 Simmons Street
Tarboro, NC
Subsidized

Wilshire Apartments

806 Old Wilson Road
Pinetops, NC
Subsidized

Hawthorne Court Apartments

1609 Barlow Road
Tarboro, NC
HCV Welcome

There are 45 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,617 affordable apartments for rent in Edgecombe County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,151 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Edgecombe County, HUD housing programs support 682 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 466 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Edgecombe County

Housing Authority Programs
Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Edgecombe County

Housing Authority Programs
Redevelopment Commission of the Town of Tarboro Public Housing
Rocky Mount Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Princeville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Edgecombe County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 2,617
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,151
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Total Population 55,280
Housing Units 21,026
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $32,659 ±$1,473
Median Rent $639 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.16% ± 3.8pp

Population and Household Demographics

Edgecombe County is a County in North Carolina with a population of 55,280. There are 21,026 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 40.14% of households in Edgecombe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Edgecombe County

The median gross income for households in Edgecombe County is $32,659 a year, or $2,722 a month. The median rent for the county is $639 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Edgecombe County, a household making less than $2,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Edgecombe County.1

Area Median Income In Edgecombe 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 Edgecombe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,700

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 Edgecombe 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 Edgecombe County HUD Rental Assistance in Edgecombe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
80% of Median $30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Edgecombe County

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

From 1987 to 2008, 14 low income apartment communities containing 688 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Edgecombe County 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 Edgecombe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
60% of Median $23,220 $26,520 $29,820 $33,120 $35,820 $38,460 $41,100 $43,740

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 Edgecombe County is $29,820 a year, or $2,485 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,485 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $746 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% $484 $518 $621 $718 $801 $884
60% $581 $622 $746 $862 $962 $1,061
Fair Market Rents in Edgecombe County

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
$552 $555 $721 $985 $1,106

Cities In Edgecombe County

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City Listings Served By
Rocky Mount 28 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rocky Mount are the Rocky Mount Housing Authority and Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Tarboro 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tarboro are the Redevelopment Commission of the Town of Tarboro and Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Princeville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Princeville are the Princeville Housing Authority and Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Pinetops 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinetops is the Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Sharpsburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharpsburg is the Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Whitakers 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitakers is the Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Macclesfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macclesfield is the Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Conetoe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conetoe is the Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Leggett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leggett is the Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..
Speed 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Speed is the Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc..