Affordable Housing In Harnett County
North Carolina

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harnett County

The Hedges Apartments

500 N Ryals Street Apt4-B
Benson, NC
$493-522
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Fairview Pointe Apartments

192 Bryson Ct
Lillington, NC
$300-585
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Fairview Manor Apartments

33 Macy Lane #129
Lillington, NC
$305-540
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Pinewood Apartments

400 Ponderosa Dr
Dunn, NC
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

McKinley Place Apartments

81 N Johnson St
Coats, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Tilghman Square II

100 Greenfield Dr
Dunn, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Tilghman Square I

1101 Greenfield Dr
Dunn, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Amity Place Apartments

810 Susan Tart Rd
Dunn, NC
$515-535
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Greenfield Village

100 Greenfield Dr
Dunn, NC
$459-489
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Cottages at Twin Oaks

55 Cottage Oaks Way
Angier, NC
HCV Welcome

There are 40 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,605 affordable apartments for rent in Harnett County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,180 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Harnett County, HUD housing programs support 186 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 425 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Harnett County

Housing Authority Programs
Harnett County Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Harnett County

Housing Authority Programs
Dunn Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Harnett County, North Carolina

Harnett County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 1,605
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,180
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.06%
Average Renter Household Size 3.02
Total Population 124,320
Housing Units 42,672
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $46,353 ±$1,858
Median Rent $781 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.54% ± 2.61pp

Population and Household Demographics

Harnett County is a County in North Carolina with a population of 124,320. There are 42,672 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 34.06% of households in Harnett County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harnett County

The median gross income for households in Harnett County is $46,353 a year, or $3,863 a month. The median rent for the county is $781 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harnett County, a household making less than $2,603 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Harnett County.1

Area Median Income In Harnett 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 Harnett County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,000

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 Harnett 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 Harnett County HUD Rental Assistance in Harnett County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,400
50% of Median $22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% of Median $35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Harnett County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 18 low income apartment communities containing 581 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Harnett County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Harnett County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
60% of Median $27,000 $30,840 $34,680 $38,520 $41,640 $44,700 $47,820 $50,880

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Harnett County is $34,680 a year, or $2,890 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,890 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $867 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $563 $603 $723 $835 $931 $1,028
60% $675 $723 $867 $1,002 $1,118 $1,234
Fair Market Rents in Harnett 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$591 $595 $787 $1,076 $1,382

Cities In Harnett County

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City Listings Served By
Dunn 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dunn are the Dunn Housing Authority and Harnett County Housing.
Lillington 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lillington is the Harnett County Housing.
Erwin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Erwin is the Harnett County Housing.
Angier 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Angier is the Harnett County Housing.
Coats 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coats is the Harnett County Housing.
Buies Creek 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buies Creek is the Harnett County Housing.
Broadway 0
Bunnlevel 0
Mamers 0