Affordable Housing In Jones County
North Carolina

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jones County

Trent River Apartments

600 Iris Ln
Trenton, NC

Mays Landing Apartments

602 Mattocks Ave
Maysville, NC

Arc Hds Jones County Group Home

2280 Oak Grove Rd
Trenton, NC
Elderly Supportive Housing

Trenton Apartments

111 Magnolia Ln
Trenton, NC


334 Oliver St
Pollocksville, NC
HCV Welcome

Longview Apartments

101 Longview Dr
Maysville, NC
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Housing Authorities that serve Jones County

Housing Authority Programs
Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jones County, North Carolina

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 119 affordable apartments for rent in Jones County, North Carolina. Jones County features 95 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 24 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jones County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jones County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 119
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 95
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $34,005 ±$4,347
Median Rent $653 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.27% ± 8.27pp
Total Population 10,166

Population and Household Demographics

Jones County is a County in North Carolina with a population of 10,166. There are 4,136 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 29.4% of households in Jones County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jones County

The median gross income for households in Jones County is $34,005 a year, or $2,834 a month. The median rent for the county is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jones County, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Jones County.1

Area Median Income In Jones 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 Jones County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,400

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 Jones 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 Jones County HUD Rental Assistance in Jones County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jones County

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

From 1989 to 2010, 3 low income apartment communities containing 82 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jones 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 Jones County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
60% of Median $23,220 $26,520 $29,820 $33,120 $35,820 $38,460 $41,100 $43,740

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 Jones County is $29,820 a year, or $2,485 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,485 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $746 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% $484 $518 $621 $718 $801 $884
60% $581 $622 $746 $862 $962 $1,061
Fair Market Rents in Jones 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
$522 $528 $671 $968 $1,005

Cities In Jones County

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City Listings Served By
Trenton 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trenton is the Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc..
Maysville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maysville is the Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc..
Pollocksville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pollocksville is the Twin Rivers Opportunities Inc..