Affordable Housing In Mecklenburg County
North Carolina

198 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mecklenburg County

Willow Oak Run

2908 Turning Oak Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
$285-732
2-3 BR

South Oak Crossing

7609 Kings Ridge Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
$960-1,075
2-3 BR

The Retreat at Renaissance

3240 New Renaissance Way
Charlotte, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

The Residences at Renaissance Apartments

3610 Nobles Ave
Charlotte, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hillcrest Apartments

2603 Arnold Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

McAden Park Apartments

1303 Seigle Avenue
Charlotte, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Montgomery Gardens Apartment Homes

5235 Garden Trace Court
Charlotte, North Carolina
$695-850
2-3 BR

Centra Square

1015 E 16th St
Charlotte, North Carolina
$510-825
1-3 BR

Fairmarket Plaza Apartments

6427 Plaza Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Whitehall Crossing

2650 Arrowwood Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
$805-915
2-3 BR

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

There are 198 low income housing apartment communities offering 14,840 affordable apartments for rent in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Mecklenburg County features 7,529 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 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

There are 7,298 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mecklenburg County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mecklenburg County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Mecklenburg County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,040 and $1,271.

2022 Mecklenburg County, 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
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $996 $1,014 $1,155 $1,497 $1,942
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $896 to $1,096 $913 to $1,115 $1,040 to $1,271 $1,347 to $1,647 $1,748 to $2,136

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mecklenburg County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 198
Total Low Income Apartments 14,840
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,529
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $56,854 ±$639
Median Rent $938 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.03% ± 1.09pp
Total Population 990,288

Population and Household Demographics

Mecklenburg County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 990,288. There are 379,786 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 42.52% of households in Mecklenburg County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mecklenburg County

The median gross income for households in Mecklenburg County is $56,854 a year, or $4,738 a month. The median rent for the county is $938 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mecklenburg County, a household making less than $3,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Mecklenburg County.

Area Median Income In Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,200

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 Mecklenburg 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Mecklenburg County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mecklenburg County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mecklenburg County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,500 $33,700 $37,900 $42,100 $45,500 $48,850 $52,250 $55,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mecklenburg County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,150 $53,900 $60,650 $67,350 $72,750 $78,150 $83,550 $88,950

Cities In Mecklenburg County

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City Served By
Charlotte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charlotte is the Inlivian.
Cornelius
Huntersville
Matthews
Mint Hill
Pineville
Stallings
Weddington