Affordable Housing In Lexington
Davidson County North Carolina

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lexington

Green Hill

309 E 9th Street Ext
Lexington, NC
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Forest Hill Apartments

900 Apex Dr
Lexington, NC
$405-585
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Hilltop Terrace Apartments

111 N Carolina Ave
Lexington, NC
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Mt Moriah Manor

202 Robert Floyd Dr
Lexington, NC
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Arc Hds Davidson Co Gh 2

434 Shannon Dr
Lexington, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Arc Hds Davidson Co Gh 4

123 Delta St
Lexington, NC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Arc Hds Davidson Co Gh 3

700 Hunters Way
Lexington, NC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

United Church Homes and Services Inc

E Center St
Lexington, NC
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Workshop Group Home 1

509 Shoaf St
Lexington, NC
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Club Apartments

6 London Ct
Lexington, NC
Subsidized

There are 22 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 742 affordable apartments for rent in Lexington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 508 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lexington, HUD housing programs support 167 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 234 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lexington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lexington, North Carolina

Lexington, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 742
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 508
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Total Population 19,129
Housing Units 7,183
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $28,235 ±$3,809
Median Rent $640 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.45% ± 6.38pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lexington is a City in Davidson County, North Carolina with a population of 19,129. There are 7,183 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 61.56% of households in Lexington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lexington

The median gross income for households in Lexington is $28,235 a year, or $2,353 a month. The median rent for the city is $640 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lexington, a household making less than $2,133 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Lexington.1

Area Median Income In Lexington

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 Lexington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Davidson County.

In Lexington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,300

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 Lexington

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 Lexington HUD Rental Assistance in Lexington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,400 $39,800
50% of Median $21,150 $24,150 $27,150 $30,150 $32,600 $35,000 $37,400 $39,800
80% of Median $33,800 $38,600 $43,450 $48,250 $52,150 $56,000 $59,850 $63,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lexington

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

From 1987 to 1991, 8 low income apartment communities containing 146 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lexington 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 Lexington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $25,380 $28,980 $32,580 $36,180 $39,120 $42,000 $44,880 $47,760

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 Lexington is $32,580 a year, or $2,715 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,715 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $815 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% $529 $566 $679 $784 $875 $965
60% $635 $680 $815 $941 $1,050 $1,158
Fair Market Rents in Lexington

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
$578 $582 $679 $959 $1,083