Affordable Housing In Gaston County
North Carolina

79 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gaston County

Mercy Place Belmont

6531 W Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Cherrywood Apartments

510 Office Lane
Cherryville, NC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Madison Place Senior Apartments

4200 Forbes Rd
Gastonia, NC
$528-633
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Long Creek Apartments II

1005 Millington Cir
Dallas, NC
$360-610
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Long Creek Apartments

1005 Millington Cir
Dallas, NC
$360-735
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Village Square Apartments

1400 Paige Ct
Gastonia, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Stonecroft Village Apartments

1001 Farewell Drive
Gastonia, NC
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Hoffman Homes

2263 Cordoba St
Gastonia, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Lincoln Terrace Apartments

366 Armstrong Circle
High Shoals, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Abbington Apartments

2004 Castleton Ct
Belmont, NC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Gaston County

Housing Authority Programs
Gastonia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Other Housing Authorities located in Gaston County

Housing Authority Programs
Belmont Housing Authority Public Housing
City of Mount Holly Dept. of Housing Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gaston County, North Carolina

There are 79 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,684 affordable apartments for rent in Gaston County, North Carolina. Gaston County features 1,382 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,298 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gaston County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gaston County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 79
Total Low Income Apartments 2,684
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,382
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $42,429 ±$835
Median Rent $731 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.89% ± 2.37pp
Total Population 209,807

Population and Household Demographics

Gaston County is a County in North Carolina with a population of 209,807. There are 79,166 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 33.51% of households in Gaston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gaston County

The median gross income for households in Gaston County is $42,429 a year, or $3,536 a month. The median rent for the county is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gaston County, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Gaston County.1

Area Median Income In Gaston 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 Gaston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,000

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 Gaston 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 Gaston County HUD Rental Assistance in Gaston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $19,000 $21,350 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% of Median $44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450
Fair Market Rents in Gaston 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$907 $934 $1,063 $1,423 $1,828

Cities In Gaston County

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City Listings Served By
Gastonia 44 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gastonia is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Cherryville 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherryville is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Belmont 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belmont are the Belmont Housing Authority and Gastonia Housing Authority.
Bessemer City 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bessemer City is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
High Shoals 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves High Shoals is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Stanley 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stanley is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Dallas 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dallas is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Mount Holly 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mount Holly are the City of Mount Holly Dept. of Housing and Gastonia Housing Authority.
Cramerton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cramerton is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Lowell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
McAdenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McAdenville is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Ranlo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ranlo is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Spencer Mountain 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencer Mountain is the Gastonia Housing Authority.
Dellview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dellview is the Gastonia Housing Authority.