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Affordable Housing In Gaston County
North Carolina

80 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gaston County

Mercy Place Belmont

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

Cherrywood Apartments

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

Madison Place Senior Apartments

4200 Forbes Rd
Gastonia, North Carolina
$528-633
1-2 BR

Long Creek Apartments II

1005 Millington Cir
Dallas, North Carolina
$360-610
2 BR

Long Creek Apartments

1005 Millington Cir
Dallas, North Carolina
$360-735
2-4 BR

Village Square Apartments

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

Stonecroft Village Apartments

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

Hoffman Homes

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

Lincoln Terrace Apartments

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

Gardner Ridge Apartments

3999 Gardner Ridge Dr
Gastonia, North Carolina
$845-1,155
1-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Gaston County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gaston County, North Carolina

There are 80 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,706 affordable apartments for rent in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina

Gaston County features 1,404 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 Gaston County, North Carolina

There are 1,298 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gaston County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gaston County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gaston County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Gaston County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gaston County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,036 and $1,266.

2021 Gaston 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
Gaston County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $987 $1,010 $1,151 $1,518 $1,956
Gaston County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $888 to $1,086 $909 to $1,111 $1,036 to $1,266 $1,366 to $1,670 $1,760 to $2,152

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gaston County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 80
Total Low Income Apartments 2,706
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,404
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.

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 $84,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Gaston County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gaston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gaston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,500 $33,700 $37,900 $42,100 $45,500 $48,850 $52,250 $55,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gaston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,900 $60,650 $67,350 $72,750 $78,150 $83,550 $88,950

Cities In Gaston County

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