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Affordable Housing In Elm City
Wilson County, North Carolina

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elm City

Formosa North Apartments

302 Anderson St
Elm City, North Carolina

The Elms Apartments

237 Elms Drive
Elm City, North Carolina
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Housing Authorities that serve Elm City

Housing Authority Programs
Wilson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elm City, North Carolina

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 113 affordable apartments for rent in Elm City, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Elm City, North Carolina

Elm City features 33 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 Elm City, North Carolina

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elm City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elm City, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elm City landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Elm City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elm City, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $700 and $856.

2021 Elm City, 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
Elm City, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $661 $682 $778 $998 $1,055
Elm City, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $614 to $750 $700 to $856 $898 to $1,098 $950 to $1,161

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Elm City, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 113
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 33
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.25%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $35,208 ±$10,440
Median Rent $667 ±$135
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 71.16% ± 22.97pp
Total Population 1,630

Population and Household Demographics

Elm City is a city in Wilson County, North Carolina with a population of 1,630. There are 610 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 35.25% of households in Elm City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elm City

The median gross income for households in Elm City is $35,208 a year, or $2,934 a month. The median rent for the city is $667 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elm City, a household making less than $2,223 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 71.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Elm City.

Area Median Income In Elm City

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 Elm City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wilson County.

In Elm City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 Elm City

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 Elm City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Elm City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,700 $42,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Elm City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $32,000 $34,600 $37,150 $39,700 $42,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Elm City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,850 $41,000 $46,100 $51,200 $55,300 $59,400 $63,500 $67,600