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Affordable Housing In Lexington
Davidson County, North Carolina

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lexington

Green Hill

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

Forest Hill Apartments

900 Apex Dr
Lexington, North Carolina
$405-585
2-4 BR

Hilltop Terrace Apartments

111 N Carolina Ave
Lexington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Mt Moriah Manor

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

Arc Hds Davidson Co Gh 2

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

Arc Hds Davidson Co Gh 4

123 Delta St
Lexington, North Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Arc Hds Davidson Co Gh 3

700 Hunters Way
Lexington, North Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

United Church Homes and Services Inc

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

Workshop Group Home 1

509 Shoaf St
Lexington, North Carolina
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Club Apartments

6 London Ct
Lexington, North Carolina
Subsidized

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

There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 742 affordable apartments for rent in Lexington, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Lexington, North Carolina

Lexington features 508 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 Lexington, North Carolina

There are 234 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lexington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lexington, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lexington landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Lexington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lexington, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $626 and $765.

2020 Lexington, 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 $572 $576 $695 $966 $1,192
Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $518 to $634 $626 to $765 $869 to $1,063 $1,073 to $1,311

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lexington, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $59,300

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 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 $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
50% of Median $20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $34,400 $36,800 $39,150
80% of Median $33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650