Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Kinston, NC

Discover affordable housing in Kinston where there are 24+ 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.

Mitchell Wooten

1A Mitchell Wooten Ct, Kinston, North Carolina 28501

John C. Hood Homes

501 Emmanuel St, Kinston, North Carolina 28501

Arc Hds Lenoir County Icf Mr Group Home

900 Rosanne Dr, Kinston, North Carolina 28504

Arc Hds Lenoir County Group Home 1

601 Larkspur Rd, Kinston, North Carolina 28501

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Kinston, 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
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
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.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Kinston, North Carolina
$8.96 (+124%) more than North Carolina minimum wage and $8.96 (+124%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Kinston, 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 programs for Kinston, North Carolina.

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

How many renters live in Kinston, North Carolina?

The City of Kinston has 19,704 people living in 8,711 households.

There are 11,368 renters living in 5,134 renter households in this City. Renters make up 57.69 percent of the population living in Kinston.

What is the rental market like in Kinston, North Carolina?

There are an estimated 10,703 housing units in the Kinston area. Of these, 5,437 units are rental homes, making up 51 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Kinston, North Carolina, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Kinston?

The rental vacancy rate in Kinston is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Kinston for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kinston
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
432 739 2,020 1,635 308
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kinston

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

How many renter households in Kinston are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Kinston

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $650 to $1,376. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $650
One BR $654
Two BR $856
Three BR $1,206
Four BR $1,376
2024 Fair Market Rents in Kinston, North Carolina

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

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 79 18 percent
One BR 539 73 percent
Two BR 1,231 61 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Kinston, North Carolina

How many affordable rental units are in Kinston?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 502
Public Housing 640
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 401
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Kinston, North Carolina

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

Income Based Apartments in Kinston, North Carolina

Kinston features 684 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 Kinston, North Carolina

There are 561 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kinston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kinston, North Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kinston, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $770 and $942.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.