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Affordable Housing In Mecklenburg County
North Carolina

188 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mecklenburg County

Willow Oak Run

2908 Turning Oak Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

South Oak Crossing

7609 Kings Ridge Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hillcrest Apartments

2603 Arnold Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina
Income Based
2 BR

McAden Park Apartments

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

Montgomery Gardens Apartments

5200 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Centra Square

1015 E 16th St
Charlotte, North Carolina
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Fairmarket Plaza Apartments

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

Whitehall Crossing

2650 Arrowwood Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Baxter Street Flats

630 Avant Street
Charlotte, North Carolina
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bellamoor at the Park

16515 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, North Carolina
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

There are 188 low income housing apartment communities offering 14,283 affordable apartments for rent in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Mecklenburg County features 7,371 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 6,912 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 $957 and $1,169.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $907 $934 $1,063 $1,423 $1,828
Payment Standard Range $816 to $998 $841 to $1,027 $957 to $1,169 $1,281 to $1,565 $1,645 to $2,011

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mecklenburg County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 188
Total Low Income Apartments 14,283
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,371
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 $83,500

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,550 $20,050 $22,550 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,250 $33,400 $37,600 $41,750 $45,100 $48,450 $51,800 $55,150
80% of Median $46,800 $53,450 $60,150 $66,800 $72,150 $77,500 $82,850 $88,200

Cities In Mecklenburg County

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City Served By
Charlotte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charlotte is the Inlivian.
Mint Hill