There are 621 low-income apartments in Lee County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Lee County, North Carolina can range from $305 to $772 depending on the number of bedrooms.
Rental assistance programs support 725 low-income homes in Lee County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $306 towards rent each month.
Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on March 25th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.
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.
|Sanford Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)|
Lee County features 725 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 621 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lee County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lee County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lee County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $805 and $983.
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|
|Lee County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent||$736||$792||$894||$1,103||$1,346|
|Lee County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range||$662 to $810||$713 to $871||$805 to $983||$993 to $1,213||$1,211 to $1,481|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||26|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,402|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||725|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||33.3%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.86|
|Average Household Size||2.75|
|Median Household Income||$45,608 ±$2,018|
|Median Rent||$711 ±$23|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||43.1% ± 5.31pp|
Lee County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 59,418. There are 21,206 households in the county with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 33.3% of households in Lee County are renters.
The median gross income for households in Lee County is $45,608 a year, or $3,801 a month. The median rent for the county is $711 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee County, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee 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 Lee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,500
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 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.
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.