Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Harnett County, NC

Discover affordable housing in Harnett County where there are 63+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Heritage Valley II

300 N 10th St, Lillington, North Carolina 27546

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payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Arc Hds Harnett Co Gh 3

301 E Jackson St, Coats, North Carolina 27521

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University Manor I

Hiway 421 S, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506

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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Harnett County, North Carolina

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
calendar_today Opened: May 17
Open Until Further Notice

Reported On May 17th, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Harnett County, North Carolina
$14.08 (+194%) more than North Carolina minimum wage and $14.08 (+194%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Harnett 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs for Harnett County, North Carolina.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Harnett County, North Carolina.

Go to the North Carolina Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Harnett County.

How many renters live in Harnett County, North Carolina?

The County of Harnett County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 24.57 percent of the population living in Harnett County.

What is the rental market like in Harnett County, North Carolina?

There are an estimated housing units in the Harnett County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Harnett County, North Carolina, there are 1.21 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Harnett County?

The rental vacancy rate in Harnett County is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Harnett County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Harnett County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
348 1,203 4,870 5,096 2,068
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Harnett County

A large number of apartments in Harnett County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Harnett County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $851 to $1,911. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $851
One BR $857
Two BR $1,126
Three BR $1,587
Four BR $1,911
2024 Fair Market Rents in Harnett County, North Carolina

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Harnett County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 174 50 percent
One BR 791 66 percent
Two BR 3,605 74 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Harnett County, North Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Harnett County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Harnett County, North Carolina including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Harnett County, North Carolina

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Harnett County, North Carolina

Harnett County features 1,340 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 Harnett County, North Carolina

There are 318 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harnett County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Harnett County, North Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Harnett County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,013 and $1,239.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.