Affordable Housing In New Hanover County
North Carolina

Affordable Housing programs support 1,803 income based apartments in New Hanover County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,709 affordable apartments in New Hanover County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in New Hanover County, North Carolina

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in New Hanover County. Go to the North Carolina Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near New Hanover County.

Tidewater Townhomes

355 Greendale Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina
Income Based-899
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Glover Plaza

1402 Little John Cir
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
55+
Accessible

Wellington Place

1000 WELLINGTON AVE
Wilmington, North Carolina
$775
2 BR
Affordable

Lockwood Village Apartments

4900 S College Rd
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Cypress Cove Apartments

331 S. Turners Run
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Robert S. Jervay- Dawson

903 Dawson St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Robert S. Jervay-Covil

3430 Broad St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Robert S. Jervay-Loop

1088 Thomas C. Jervay Loop
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Houston Moore Terrace

1617 E Plaza
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

Hillcrest

1402 Meares St
Wilmington, North Carolina
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Family & Senior
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Affordable Housing In New Hanover County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Wilmington, NC Affordable Housing programs support 56 apartment communities in Wilmington.

New Hanover County, North Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in New Hanover County, North Carolina

New Hanover County features 1,803 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 New Hanover County, North Carolina

There are 1,709 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Hanover County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Hanover County, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New Hanover County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in New Hanover County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Hanover County, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,133 and $1,385.

2023 New Hanover 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
New Hanover County, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $853 $1,108 $1,259 $1,669 $2,145
New Hanover County, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $768 to $938 $997 to $1,219 $1,133 to $1,385 $1,502 to $1,836 $1,931 to $2,360

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Hanover County, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 3,512
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,803
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $50,088 ±$1,305
Median Rent $907 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.25% ± 2.78pp
Total Population 213,091

Population and Household Demographics

New Hanover County is a county in North Carolina with a population of 213,091. There are 88,403 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 42.72% of households in New Hanover County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Hanover County

The median gross income for households in New Hanover County is $50,088 a year, or $4,174 a month. The median rent for the county is $907 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Hanover County, a household making less than $3,023 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.25% of households who rent are overburdened in New Hanover County.

Area Median Income In New Hanover 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 New Hanover County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,600

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 New Hanover 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 New Hanover County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Hanover County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,900 $20,450 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Hanover County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,850 $34,100 $38,350 $42,600 $46,050 $49,450 $52,850 $56,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Hanover County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,750 $54,550 $61,350 $68,150 $73,650 $79,100 $84,550 $90,000