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Affordable Housing In Raleigh
Wake County, North Carolina

133 Low Income Apartment Communities In Raleigh

Elders Peak Senior Apartments

2917 Creech Road
Raleigh, North Carolina
Income Based
1-2 BR

River Birch at Town Center

2611 Torquay Xing
Raleigh, North Carolina
1-3 BR

Walnut Ridge

3400 Hewberry Ln
Raleigh, North Carolina
2-4 BR

Shammah Winds Apartments

1407 Sawyer Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 BR

Eastwood Court

573 E Davie St
Raleigh, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

Milburnie Road Apartments

901 Sawpit Dr
Raleigh, North Carolina
2-3 BR

West Oaks Apartments

705 Flavion Dr
Raleigh, North Carolina
2-3 BR

Marsh Creek

2410 Brentwood Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina
1-3 BR

Hodges Creek Apartments

2020 Hodges Creek Dr
Raleigh, North Carolina
2-3 BR

The Arbors

2611 Pine Village Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina
2-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Raleigh

Housing Authority Programs
Raleigh Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the County of Wake Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Raleigh, North Carolina

There are 133 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,992 affordable apartments for rent in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh features 2,309 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 Raleigh, North Carolina

There are 5,683 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Raleigh.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Raleigh, North Carolina

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Raleigh, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,047 and $1,279.

2020 Raleigh, 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 $962 $1,022 $1,163 $1,482 $1,895
Payment Standard Range $866 to $1,058 $920 to $1,124 $1,047 to $1,279 $1,334 to $1,630 $1,706 to $2,085

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Raleigh, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 133
Total Low Income Apartments 7,992
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,309
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $55,398 ±$1,034
Median Rent $926 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.07% ± 1.67pp
Total Population 432,520

Population and Household Demographics

Raleigh is a city in Wake County, North Carolina with a population of 432,520. There are 170,366 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 47.91% of households in Raleigh are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Raleigh

The median gross income for households in Raleigh is $55,398 a year, or $4,617 a month. The median rent for the city is $926 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Raleigh, a household making less than $3,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Raleigh.

Area Median Income In Raleigh

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 Raleigh, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wake County.

In Raleigh, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,100

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 Raleigh

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 Raleigh

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850 $54,600 $58,350 $62,150
80% of Median $52,750 $60,250 $67,800 $75,300 $81,350 $87,350 $93,400 $99,400