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Hamilton Ridge Apartments

1190 Hamilton Ridge Rd
Oak City, North Carolina
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Hamilton Ridge

2041 Hamilton Rdg
Oak City, North Carolina
Rent Assisted
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There are 24 low-income apartments in Oak City that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 24 low-income homes in Oak City where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Oak City, North Carolina Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Oak City, North Carolina

Oak City features 24 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 Oak City, North Carolina

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oak City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oak City, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oak City landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Oak City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oak City, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $694 and $848.

2023 Oak City, 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
Oak City, North Carolina Fair Market Rent $607 $611 $771 $1,020 $1,221
Oak City, North Carolina Payment Standard Range $546 to $668 $550 to $672 $694 to $848 $918 to $1,122 $1,099 to $1,343

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oak City, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $36,250 ±$17,903
Median Rent $605 ±$173
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.66% ± 40.4pp
Total Population 371

Population and Household Demographics

Oak City is a city in Martin County, North Carolina with a population of 371. There are 135 households in the city with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 34.81% of households in Oak City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oak City

The median gross income for households in Oak City is $36,250 a year, or $3,021 a month. The median rent for the city is $605 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oak City, a household making less than $2,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Oak City.

Area Median Income In Oak City

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 Oak City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Martin County.

In Oak City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,200

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 Oak City

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 Oak City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oak City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oak City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oak City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100