Affordable Housing In Forsyth County
North Carolina

Waiting List Openings In Forsyth County

Forsyth County, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem (HACWS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from  November 30, 2021 at 9:00 am until December 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Forsyth County, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

99 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forsyth County

Arbor Oaks

1600 N Trade St
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Market Rate
Subsidized

Pinecrest Apartments

3605 Martins Trail Circle
Walkertown, North Carolina
$612-702
2-3 BR

St Peters Heritage Place

3727 Old Lexington Rd
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Spring Hill Apartments

618 North Spring Street
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Whitford Place Apartments

400 Whitford Place Court
Winston Salem, North Carolina
$595-705
2-3 BR

Pilot View Apartments

600 Newsome Rd
King, North Carolina
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Bethabara Pointe

1800 Bethabara Pointe Cir
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

The Enclave at Winston-Salem

1489 Colony Lodge Street
Winston–Salem, North Carolina
$582-741
2-3 BR

Rolling Hills Apartments

770 Ferrell Ct
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Friar Woods Apartments

203 Friar Woods Court
Kernersville, North Carolina
$240-710
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Forsyth 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 Forsyth County, North Carolina

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Forsyth County, North Carolina

There are 99 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,037 affordable apartments for rent in Forsyth County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Forsyth County features 4,311 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 Forsyth County, North Carolina

There are 2,578 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forsyth County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forsyth County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Forsyth County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Forsyth County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forsyth County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $727 and $889.

2022 Forsyth 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
Forsyth County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $623 $664 $808 $1,075 $1,249
Forsyth County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $598 to $730 $727 to $889 $968 to $1,183 $1,124 to $1,374

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Forsyth County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 99
Total Low Income Apartments 7,037
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,311
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $45,471 ±$1,126
Median Rent $732 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.8% ± 1.64pp
Total Population 361,684

Population and Household Demographics

Forsyth County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 361,684. There are 143,207 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 37.91% of households in Forsyth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forsyth County

The median gross income for households in Forsyth County is $45,471 a year, or $3,789 a month. The median rent for the county is $732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forsyth County, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Forsyth County.

Area Median Income In Forsyth 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 Forsyth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,900

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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Forsyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $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 Forsyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,450 $37,250 $40,000 $42,750 $45,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Forsyth County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,600 $44,100 $49,600 $55,100 $59,550 $63,950 $68,350 $72,750

Cities In Forsyth County

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City Served By
Bethania The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethania is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Clemmons The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clemmons is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Germanton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Germanton is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Kernersville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kernersville is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
King The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves King is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Lewisville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewisville is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Rural Hall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rural Hall is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Tobaccoville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tobaccoville is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Walkertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walkertown is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Winston Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winston Salem is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.
Winston–Salem The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winston–Salem is the Housing Authority of the City of Winston-Salem.