Affordable Housing In Jackson Heights
Lenoir County, North Carolina

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson Heights, North Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Jackson Heights, North Carolina

Jackson Heights 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 Jackson Heights, North Carolina

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson Heights, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jackson Heights landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Jackson Heights.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jackson Heights, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $648 and $792.

2020 Jackson Heights, 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
Fair Market Rent $505 $547 $720 $980 $1,220
Payment Standard Range $455 to $556 $492 to $602 $648 to $792 $882 to $1,078 $1,098 to $1,342

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jackson Heights, 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 14.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $39,432 ±$12,302
Median Rent $770 ±$78
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.91% ± 59.79pp
Total Population 838

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson Heights is a City in Lenoir County, North Carolina with a population of 838. There are 331 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 14.2% of households in Jackson Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson Heights

The median gross income for households in Jackson Heights is $39,432 a year, or $3,286 a month. The median rent for the city is $770 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson Heights, a household making less than $2,567 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson Heights.1

Area Median Income In Jackson Heights

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Jackson Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lenoir County.

In Jackson Heights, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,100

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 Jackson Heights

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 Jackson Heights

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
80% of Median $30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300