Affordable Housing In Gates County
North Carolina

Waiting List Openings In Gates County

Multi-County, NC Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Economic Improvement Council, Inc. (EIC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Chowan, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Washington County will be accepted from February 9, 2022 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice.

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

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

Housing Authority Programs
Economic Improvement Council, Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gates County, North Carolina

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Gates County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Gates County, North Carolina

Gates County features 0 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 Gates County, North Carolina

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gates County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gates County, North Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gates County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $716 and $875.

2022 Gates 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
Gates County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $663 $677 $795 $1,023 $1,317
Gates County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $609 to $745 $716 to $875 $921 to $1,125 $1,185 to $1,449

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gates County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $49,258 ±$3,566
Median Rent $776 ±$151
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.75% ± 10.23pp
Total Population 11,724

Population and Household Demographics

Gates County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 11,724. There are 4,402 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 20.4% of households in Gates County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gates County

The median gross income for households in Gates County is $49,258 a year, or $4,105 a month. The median rent for the county is $776 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gates County, a household making less than $2,587 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Gates County.

Area Median Income In Gates 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 Gates County, 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 Gates 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 Gates County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gates County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,100 $42,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gates County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gates County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250

Cities In Gates County

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City Served By
Gatesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gatesville is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
Sunbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunbury is the Economic Improvement Council, Inc.