Affordable Housing In Kinston
Lenoir County, North Carolina

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kinston

Best Village Apartments I

909 Savannah Ln
Kinston, NC
$379-425
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Best Village Apartments II

909 Savannah Ln
Kinston, NC
$401-449
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Andover Park Apartments

2127 Daly Waldrop Rd
Kinston, NC
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Greenbrier Landing Apartments

2798 Doctors Drive
Kinston, NC
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Abby Gardens

4625 Cindy Ln
Kinston, NC
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Cambridge Farms

900 Doctors Drive
Kinston, NC
HCV Welcome

Kinston Towers I

511 N Queen St
Kinston, NC
Subsidized

Arc Hds Lenoir County Apartments

108 E Daniels St
Kinston, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Arc Hds Lenoir Co. Group Home 3

1510 Farmgate Rd
Kinston, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Six Churches Plaza - Kinston Towersii

107 E Peyton Ave
Kinston, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 21 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,119 affordable apartments for rent in Kinston. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 655 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Kinston, HUD housing programs support 340 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 464 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Kinston

Housing Authority Programs
Kinston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kinston, North Carolina

Kinston, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,119
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 655
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Total Population 21,540
Housing Units 8,961
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $28,060 ±$2,271
Median Rent $650 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.79% ± 3.83pp

Population and Household Demographics

Kinston is a City in Lenoir County, North Carolina with a population of 21,540. There are 8,961 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 54.95% of households in Kinston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kinston

The median gross income for households in Kinston is $28,060 a year, or $2,338 a month. The median rent for the city is $650 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kinston, a household making less than $2,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Kinston.1

Area Median Income In Kinston

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 Kinston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lenoir County.

In Kinston, 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 Kinston

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 Kinston HUD Rental Assistance in Kinston

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 Kinston

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

From 1988 to 2006, 8 low income apartment communities containing 318 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kinston 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 Kinston

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 Kinston 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 Kinston

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
$488 $541 $703 $960 $1,218