Affordable Housing In Johnston County
North Carolina

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnston County

Joseph E Price Elderly Center

300 Merriman Dr
Selma, NC
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Oak Park Apartments

51 Oak Park Dr
Four Oaks, NC
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Kenly Village Apartments

567 West First Street
Kenly, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Cobblers Station Apartments

301 Commodore St
Clayton, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Glen Lake Apartments

350 NC 210 HWY
Smithfield, NC
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Johnson Court Apartments

2228 Kay Dr
Smithfield, NC
Subsidized

Silver Spring Apartments

601 Pony Rd
Zebulon, NC
HCV Welcome

Hillmont Village Apartments

306 W Main St
Micro, NC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Austin Manor Apartments

129 S 3rd St
Smithfield, NC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Four Oaks Village Apartments

105 Keen Rd
Four Oaks, NC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Johnston County

Housing Authority Programs
Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Johnston County

Housing Authority Programs
Benson Housing Authority Public Housing
Selma Housing Authority Public Housing
Smithfield Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Johnston County, North Carolina

There are 44 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,147 affordable apartments for rent in Johnston County, North Carolina. Johnston County features 1,474 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 673 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Johnston County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Johnston County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 2,147
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,474
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $50,512 ±$1,625
Median Rent $774 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.18% ± 4.08pp
Total Population 178,396

Population and Household Demographics

Johnston County is a County in North Carolina with a population of 178,396. There are 61,950 households in the county with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 29.18% of households in Johnston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnston County

The median gross income for households in Johnston County is $50,512 a year, or $4,209 a month. The median rent for the county is $774 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnston County, a household making less than $2,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnston County.1

Area Median Income In Johnston 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 Johnston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $93,100

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 Johnston 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 Johnston County HUD Rental Assistance in Johnston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,500 $22,250 $25,050 $27,800 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $32,450 $37,100 $41,750 $46,350 $50,100 $53,800 $57,500 $61,200
80% of Median $51,950 $59,350 $66,750 $74,150 $80,100 $86,050 $91,950 $97,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Johnston County

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

From 1988 to 2010, 19 low income apartment communities containing 683 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Johnston 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 Johnston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $32,450 $37,100 $41,750 $46,350 $50,100 $53,800 $57,500 $61,200
60% of Median $38,940 $44,520 $50,100 $55,620 $60,120 $64,560 $69,000 $73,440

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 Johnston County is $50,100 a year, or $4,175 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,175 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,253 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% $811 $869 $1,044 $1,206 $1,345 $1,484
60% $974 $1,043 $1,253 $1,447 $1,614 $1,781
Fair Market Rents in Johnston 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$962 $1,022 $1,163 $1,482 $1,895

Cities In Johnston County

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City Listings Served By
Smithfield 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smithfield are the Smithfield Housing Authority and Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.
Zebulon 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Zebulon are the Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program and Housing Authority of the County of Wake.
Princeton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Princeton is the Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.
Clayton 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clayton is the Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.
Kenly 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenly is the Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.
Four Oaks 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Four Oaks is the Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.
Selma 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Selma are the Selma Housing Authority and Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.
Micro 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Micro is the Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.
Pine Level 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Level is the Johnston County Housing Assistance Payments Program.
Archer Lodge 0
Wilson's Mills 0
Benson 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Benson are the Benson Housing Authority and Harnett County Housing.