Affordable Housing In Kinston
Lenoir County, North Carolina

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kinston

Nantucket Lofts

619 N Heritage St
Kinston, North Carolina
Accepts Vouchers

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

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,119 affordable apartments for rent in Kinston, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Kinston, North Carolina

Kinston features 655 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 464 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 $648 and $792.

2020 Kinston, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kinston, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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 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