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Affordable Housing In Rocky Mount
Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Rocky Mount city limits extend into  and  Nash County.

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rocky Mount

Rollinwood Manor

144 Rollinwood Drive
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Beal Street Square

564 Beal St.
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Rolling Meadows

1960 Boone Street
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Income Based
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Ravenwood Crossing

545 Ravenwood Drive
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cokey Apartments

150 Parrish Ct
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Income Based
1-4 BR

Southside Townhomes

150 Parrish Court
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Income Based
1 BR

Thorne Ridge Apartments

1310 Dreaver St
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Thorne Ridge Apartments II

128 Tony Cir
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Mayfair Apartments

1602 Chicora Ct
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Elderly Supportive Housing

M.S. Hayworth Apartments

931 Tessie St
Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Housing Authorities that serve Rocky Mount

Housing Authority Programs
Rocky Mount Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership
Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,884 affordable apartments for rent in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Income Based Apartments in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Rocky Mount features 1,394 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 Rocky Mount, North Carolina

There are 490 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rocky Mount.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rocky Mount landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Rocky Mount.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina for a two-bedroom apartment is between $678 and $828.

2020 Rocky Mount, 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 $568 $572 $753 $1,017 $1,131
Payment Standard Range $511 to $625 $515 to $629 $678 to $828 $915 to $1,119 $1,018 to $1,244

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rocky Mount, NC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,884
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,394
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $36,088 ±$3,068
Median Rent $740 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.58% ± 5.57pp
Total Population 56,642

Population and Household Demographics

Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe County, North Carolina with a population of 56,642. There are 22,283 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 48.1% of households in Rocky Mount are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rocky Mount

The median gross income for households in Rocky Mount is $36,088 a year, or $3,007 a month. The median rent for the city is $740 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rocky Mount, a household making less than $2,467 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Rocky Mount.

Area Median Income In Rocky Mount

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 Rocky Mount, the AMI is calculated from all households within Edgecombe County.

In Rocky Mount, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,700

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 Rocky Mount

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 Rocky Mount

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
50% of Median $20,350 $23,250 $26,150 $29,050 $31,400 $33,700 $36,050 $38,350
80% of Median $32,550 $37,200 $41,850 $46,500 $50,250 $53,950 $57,700 $61,400