Affordable Housing In La Grange
Lenoir County, North Carolina

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Grange

Lagrange Meadows Apartments

208 E King St
La Grange, NC
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Lagrange Village Apartments

108 E James St
La Grange, NC
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Lagrange Villas

101 North Forbes St
La Grange, NC
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 119 affordable apartments for rent in La Grange. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 96 apartments that set rent based on your income. In La Grange, HUD housing programs support 96 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 23 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Grange, North Carolina

La Grange, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 119
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.21%
Average Renter Household Size 1.32
Total Population 2,842
Housing Units 1,403
Average Household Size 2.03
Median Household Income $26,997 ±$5,549
Median Rent $694 ±$123
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.02% ± 23.99pp

Population and Household Demographics

La Grange is a City in Lenoir County, North Carolina with a population of 2,842. There are 1,403 households in the city with an average household size of 2.03 persons. 33.21% of households in La Grange are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Grange

The median gross income for households in La Grange is $26,997 a year, or $2,250 a month. The median rent for the city is $694 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Grange, a household making less than $2,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.02% of households who rent are overburdened in La Grange.1

Area Median Income In La Grange

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

In La Grange, 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 La Grange

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 La Grange HUD Rental Assistance in La Grange

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 La Grange

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

From 2003 to 2003, 1 low income apartment communities containing 23 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in La Grange 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 La Grange

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 La Grange 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 La Grange

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