Affordable Housing In Lenoir County
North Carolina

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lenoir County

Cambridge Farms

900 Doctors Drive
Kinston, NC
HCV Welcome

Kinston Towers I

511 N Queen St
Kinston, NC
Subsidized

River Walk Apartments

707 River Walk Way
Grifton, NC
HCV Welcome

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

Church Manor Roland L. Paylor Apartments

214 W Washington Ave
Kinston, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Arc Hds Pitt County Icf Mr Group Home

6570 Fairway Dr
Grifton, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

St John Village Apartments

912 E Highland Ave
Kinston, NC
Subsidized

Arc Hds Lenoir County Group Home 1

601 Larkspur Rd
Kinston, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 30 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,468 affordable apartments for rent in Lenoir County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 908 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lenoir County, HUD housing programs support 476 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 560 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Lenoir County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lenoir County, North Carolina

Lenoir County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,468
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 908
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Total Population 58,782
Housing Units 23,335
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $34,717 ±$1,371
Median Rent $668 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.37% ± 3.43pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lenoir County is a County in North Carolina with a population of 58,782. There are 23,335 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 39.65% of households in Lenoir County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lenoir County

The median gross income for households in Lenoir County is $34,717 a year, or $2,893 a month. The median rent for the county is $668 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lenoir County, a household making less than $2,227 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Lenoir County.1

Area Median Income In Lenoir 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 Lenoir County, 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 Lenoir County

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 Lenoir County HUD Rental Assistance in Lenoir County

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 Lenoir County

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, 12 low income apartment communities containing 421 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lenoir County 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 Lenoir County

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 Lenoir County 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 Lenoir County

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

Cities In Lenoir County

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City Listings Served By
Kinston 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kinston is the Kinston Housing Authority.
La Grange 3
Grifton 5
Pink Hill 1
Jackson Heights 0