There are 40 low-income apartments in Elk Park that offer reduced rents to eligible households.
Rental assistance programs support 0 low-income homes in Elk Park where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $210 towards rent each month.
Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.
Elk Park features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elk Park.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elk Park landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Elk Park.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elk Park, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $842 and $1,030.
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|
|Elk Park, North Carolina Fair Market Rent||$706||$711||$936||$1,139||$1,257|
|Elk Park, North Carolina Payment Standard Range||$635 to $777||$640 to $782||$842 to $1,030||$1,025 to $1,253||$1,131 to $1,383|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||1|
|Total Low Income Apartments||40|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||24.89%|
|Average Renter Household Size||1.85|
|Average Household Size||1.86|
|Median Household Income||$27,240 ±$2,711|
|Median Rent||$789 ±$145|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||80% ± 27.99pp|
Elk Park is a city in Avery County, North Carolina with a population of 411. There are 221 households in the city with an average household size of 1.86 persons. 24.89% of households in Elk Park are renters.
The median gross income for households in Elk Park is $27,240 a year, or $2,270 a month. The median rent for the city is $789 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elk Park, a household making less than $2,630 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 80% of households who rent are overburdened in Elk Park.
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 Elk Park, the AMI is calculated from all households within Avery County.
In Elk Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,500
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Elk Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Elk Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Elk Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.